Happy New Year 2017


The year 2017 is the Chinese Year of the Rooster. It begins officially on January 28. Those born during this year are considered observant, “hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented.” Roosters are confident in themselves! In fact, 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster.

“In Chinese element theory, each zodiac year is associated with one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth, which means that a Fire Rooster, for example, comes once every 60-year cycle.”

The Fire Rooster is known for being trustworthy with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work.

“The Year of the Rooster will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward,” cites one source. “This year, impressions count. You’ll want to look your best and be clear on your intentions concerning love, money, and business. Stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures.”

So, how should those of us working in the nonprofit sector view the Year of the Rooster?

I suggest we hold firm to our convictions, fighting for them as we feel we must. But also, we should not get too distracted with new ideas and concepts. Instead, it might be best to hone down on those things that have worked well for us, to continue to flesh out the, “tried and true,” and to put our shoulders to the wheel.

Let us also take good care of our physical selves. Last but not least, let us be persistent and confident that we will be successful in our work and our relationships this coming year.

Best wishes to you and yours for a happy and successful 2017!

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