I’m sitting here watching a review of 2022 on TV and, first of all, am unimpressed with the fawning (for lack of a better word) of the celebrity news. I realize it’s a good way to escape the sadness of 2022, but there are so many things that have happened this past year that warrants more coverage over the celebrity news.
But part of the focus on the review were the mass killings in the US – Uvalde, the supermarket shooting in Buffalo – horrible news and horrible, unnecessary deaths. Gun laws need to be enforced in America – no other country in the world has the amount of mass killings as they do. Do better America – look at other countries in the world and do better.
The part that really made me stop and listen was the story of Ukraine. A senseless war started by Russia for what reason? I still don’t understand why they invaded Russia. But the interviews with the people of Ukraine had all of them saying – we will never give up. It’s definitely the theme for 2022.
Never Give Up – on the fight for Ukraine. Never Give Up – on Covid and vaccinations. Never Give Up – on looking for peace in the States. Never Give Up – on ourselves. We all have it in us to help make the world a better place, a kinder place, a peaceful place.
I’m not naive – I know there will never be a completely peaceful world. But we can bring peace to those around us. Let’s strive to make 2023 a better place.
I have entered the new year with enthusiasm and joy for the upcoming year. A new grandbaby in May is the highlight of the year so far, and it’s only the first day! I cannot wait to shower my new grandbaby with all my love!
I am also anticipating a return to travel. I have spent the better part of this afternoon working on my “map”. My landlady (and also friend!) gave me this amazing map for Christmas and I longingly looked at it and filled out the countries I’ve been to and anticipating visiting in the upcoming year(s). I hope 2021 will restart the traveling but if not, I will be patient.
I also have a feeling of peace. Peace in my mind, in my heart and for this world. My kids are in a good place in their lives, for the most part, and that makes my mind and heart at ease. I hope for peace to be had in the world. For there to be a slowing down of the pandemic, for people to see that there is a light at the end of this horrible tunnel we’ve been going through. I really feel positive that this is going to be a better year than 2020.
I also am determined this year to do some good! I want to do a fundraiser for a charity here in Canada, and while I have in mind what I want to do, the trick is to get in on to paper, and then in motion. I am determined to do it! I hopefully will have a blog soon to share the exciting plans I have!
I hope you all have a lovely New Year’s Eve and a New Year’s Day. Be safe!
This week has been an eye opening week for me. And one of enlightenment in the face of death.
Earlier this week, I found out that my ex father in law passed away. I was sad to hear this as he was a good man to me and to my two children. He loved my kids very much. But in the days that passed, some very distressing things were brought to light. I was disheartened, angry, disappointed and stressed about what became known to me.
In my Aries way, I was ready to lash out to protect my child. However, after much thinking and debating with myself, I made the decision not to.
I came to this Temple today to find peace and tranquility and to say a prayer for my father in law.
I have grown so much in the past couple of years. It is no use to be angry at people who cannot see that they are only hurting themselves with their hate and anger. I may not agree with how they have acted, but it is not a reflection of me nor is it a reflection of my children.
I love my children and I want them to have a life of peace and love, which they both deserve. None of us are perfect. We learn from our mistakes and become grateful for what and who we have in our lives, and we move forward.
Bill Sr., I hope you know just how much you were loved by me and by both of your grandchildren. You will be missed.
To my children, don’t ever forget how much I love you. Go forward in your life with love in your heart and peace in your mind.