Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Day of Dispute

You can find all our posts on Chinese New Year HERE

Today, the 3rd day of the Chinese New Year, is known as Chi Kou (literally "red mouth"), or Day of Dispute.

On this day, festivities are put on hold. The Chinese stay home to regain inner harmony, withdraw from others to avoid conflict, pray at temples, and go to bed early.

Water and words are easy to pour but impossible to recover.
~Chinese Proverb

This day is an opportunity to discuss taking the time to think about what we say and the impact of our words, especially if speaking when we're angry.

If we take the time to do so, we can come up with gentler ways of saying something. If we take deep breaths to calm down when we're angry, it allows for the possibility of being kind with our words.

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