New Hopes, Fears, and Dreams

The chilly weather has set in in the north. The cold pinches my nostrils, and my cheeks turn pink. But along with the cold, that flame of Christmas magic appears in the eyes of everyone.

I love Christmas. It’s such a festive season, filled with feelings of giving and forgiving.

And the New Year will be knocking on the door soon as well. It’s a time when we once again wish others health and prosperity and dream about happiness and good surprises in the coming year.

We count our blessings and look back at our achievements. It’s also the time when we start wondering what the future has in store for us. We all hope for better lives, to have prosperity, and to be healthy and happy. We wish for global peace and free travel.

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But these last few years have put a damper on hope. Since COVID, many people are afraid to smile and gather with others, but we’re humans and we need to have contacts. And dire predictions about 2023 discourage people even more. For example, Baba Vanga, who has been called the Nostradamus of the Balkans, predicts solar storms, a change in the Earth’s orbit, and testing of bioweapons. Some people believe her, some don’t. In any event she was a great healer and respected fortune teller.

You can learn more about her in our Herbs book. The book has a lot of recipes to help you rejuvenate your body and soul and have a great new year!

A Bulgarian tradition is to put lucky charms in pita bread we make and roll up Bulgarian traditional banitza like our grandmothers and great-grandmothers.

We wish you happy and healthy holidays! May loved ones and good friends surround your table! Thank you for supporting and believing in us!

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Author: Ronesa Aveela

Ronesa Aveela is “the creative power of two.” Two authors that is. The main force behind the work, the creative genius, was born in Bulgaria and moved to the US in the 1990s. She grew up with stories of wild Samodivi, Kikimora, the dragons Zmey and Lamia, Baba Yaga, and much more. She’s a freelance artist and writer. She likes writing mystery romance inspired by legends and tales. In her free time, she paints. Her artistic interests include the female figure, Greek and Thracian mythology, folklore tales, and the natural world interpreted through her eyes. She is married and has two children. Her writing partner was born and raised in the New England area. She has a background in writing and editing, as well as having a love of all things from different cultures. Together, the two make up the writing of Ronesa Aveela. Her writing goal is to make people aware of a culture rich with traditions that date back thousands of years to the ancient Thracians who inhabited parts of Greece, Turkey, and Bulgaria, and other Slavic nations.

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