Part of speech: noun
Origin: Old English or Old Norse
A gift given for good luck
An initial payment
Examples of Handsel in a sentence
“My new business partner gave me a thoughtful handsel — she framed the first dollar we’d made — on our first week working together.”
“We had to pay a handsel before the landlord would reserve the apartment for us.”
Did you know…
… that today is Klondike Gold Discovery Day? George Carmack and his pals Skookum Jim and Tagish Charlie discovered gold in 1896 at Bonanza Creek in the Yukon. This day is celebrated as a holiday in the Yukon Territory on the Monday nearest the 16th.
<h3>Today's Inspirational Quote:</h3> "There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk." -- Drew Barrymore <h3>Did you know...</h3> ... that today is Woodstock’s Birthday? In 1969, Woodstock was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York. Woodstock is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most pivotal moments in popular music history and was listed among Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Anyone can hold a grudge, but it takes a person with character to forgive. When you forgive, you release yourself from a painful burden. Forgiveness doesn’t mean what happened was OK, and it doesn’t mean that person should still be welcome in your life. It just means you have made peace with the pain and are ready to let it go.”
— Doe Zantamata