Monday, January 21, 2019

Luck within our reach




Especially at the beginning of a new year, we wish our family, friends and acquaintances good luck for the coming time.Remember the turn of the year, who did you wish good luck?But not only at the beginning of a new year, also on various other occasions during the year you wish someone luck.Maybe for an upcoming exam, a date, a decision or a birthdaythere are so many opportunities to convey wishes. 

But personal happiness is also an important part of our lives: Our longing for personal happiness has existed as long as mankind itself. There are a number of symbols that represent good luck, and not in Germany alone. Examples are the chimney sweep, the horseshoe and the ladybird. The most famous symbol of good luck is not restricted to Europe, but is known the world over: the four leaf clover. You need a very keen eye to find one growing naturally, as they are very rare. But should you be lucky enough to come across one of these rare specimens, you will enjoy good luck from then onwards. Or so it is said. 


What is the origin of this belief? A number of explanations have been given. One is that when in the bible Eve was banished from the Garden of Eden, she took with her a four-leaf clover as a memento. This means that anyone who owns one of these exceptional finds holds a small piece of paradise in their hand. Be that as it may, the gold-plated four leaf clover held by our figurine brings luck within our grasp. For this reason we have christened it our “Good Luck Messenger”. A figurine that makes the perfect companion or gift for conveying good wishes. Perhaps this angel of Wendt & Kühn will soon be the messenger to wish a very special person good luck for an important situation.

Find more interesting information about products of Wendt & Kuehn and Good luck charms on https://www.wendt-kuehn.com/giftgiving/good-luck-charms/ . 

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Look both ways before you cross the street

When you are walking somewhere to get exercise or just to go in a store, it’s so important to be a vigilant pedestrian. Sometimes cars are unable to see you if it’s dark or if there are bushes or other things blocking their view. Never assume they will see you. Always wait until the coast is completely clear. Use crosswalks and obey walk signs. Don’t just appear out of nowhere. They may be driving distracted. It’s your job to be safe too. 

One thing I have realized over the past month or so, is my son doesn’t practice great caution when crossing a street or parking lot. He was so used to holding my hand that he kinda forgets to look both ways. I have to remind him and we have talked about road safety. It’s a good idea to talk to your kids about it even when they are older. He tried to pop out of the bushes when crossing the parking lot. I yelled for him to freeze before he could get hit by a car. I was fairly certain that he may not have been seen. So, we are working on remembering. 

When you are walking at night, wear bright clothes, so you can be seen. I decided to walk to a store when I was having a mom night at a local hotel. It was dusk when I left and dark when I walked back. I was kind of nervous to walk back in the dark. It was a kind of busy area, with quite a few stores and restaurants. There wasn’t any major roads but there was definitely quite a bit of traffic. I remembered I have a flashlight in my purse, so I could be seen. I was careful and made sure I didn’t shine it in anyone’s eyes. I kept my phone put away. I didn’t want to be distracted. I made sure my eyes and ears were both paying attention. I would personally rather wait for the cars than think that they will wait for me. 


Sunday, January 6, 2019

We love Honda cars

For as long as I can remember, we have always been a Honda family. My mom always buys a new Honda when she’s in the market for a new car. She has owned quite a few Honda Civics in assorted colors and models. I doubt she would ever buy another brand of car. She loves them because they are dependable and can handle quite a few miles. She tends to drive from Florida to Indiana quite a bit. That’s an over thousand mile drive one way. 

So, when my mom decided to get a new car, I knew it was going to be a Honda. She just randomly sent me a text the day she bought it and said I got a new car. No information just a picture. My mom has never had a SUV before. She’s driven them as rental cars but never had one of her own. It was surprising to see that she bought a 2018 Honda CRV. If I had a SUV I would get the CRV as I am also a Honda girl. 

I love that it has a back up camera. It makes backing up a bit easier, you should still turn your head and look. The CRV gets great mileage and has quite a few safety features.  Here’s a few of them: It has an overhead airbag which is something I am not familiar with but sounds important. It can even sense if someone is sitting in the passenger seat.

It has a good sized LCD screen to use the backup camera and to control the radio. I love that it can connect to my mom’s phone so she can talk hands free or answer from her steering wheel. It also has Apple Car Play and great speakers. It has lots of cup holders and bins for when we go on road trips. We always need places to put extra drinks and plastic bags. 

There are additional features you can get with the Honda CRV. You can get a moon roof which I always enjoy. One feature I was bummed that my mom didn’t get was heated seats. Those are my favorite and you can use them to keep food warm. I was then reminded that my mom lives in Florida and doesn’t need heated seats. I wish someone would invent cooling seats to help cool you off.