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Photo a Day : Day 114 The Chinese New Year Red Packet
I had an appointment with my acupuncturist Dr Zhang today, and when I came for the appointment she gave my girl and I a Red Packet for Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is on a different date every year. This year, Chinese New Year will be on Thursday, Feb. 19th and will be according to the Chinese calendar 4712th Chinese Year: the year of the goat. Traditionally, you’d put money in the red packets and give to family or friends as a gift on Chinese New Year. It’s suppose to bring prosperity and good luck! I’ll need some of that ancient mojo right now, since my hand plays big role in my life because of my career choice.
Since Dr. Zhang has been working on my hand, her methods through acupuncture and massage therapy has been really effective in controlling my pain. Since, I do not take painkillers or wish to have surgery her services has been a blessing. So far it’s been getting better, but as I relax and let my hand heal that red money bag has brought comfort in my situation. I am grateful that this problem isn’t directly affecting my photography work.
I always wonder how one adapts when losing an important attribute to a gift and have been practicing with certain techniques just incase that does happen with me and my hand. Have you ever lost an important physical attribute to your career and if so how did you compensate for it?
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