Party hats and bells and whistles.
Last night of the year, and what do I do?…….celebrate in style……ending up in, of all places, a Karaoke bar….LOL. I listened to bad singers, and others making a statement, as we sort of welcomed in the new while saying good bye to the old.
I missed absent family, and friends, babies and adults, and reminisce of those good times that have been had, smiling to myself that I have, in my life had many more good times than bad.
I got to thinking that worldly stuff of all the trials and tribulations that seem to be never ending in the world.
Wars that drag on, and the hands of friendship offered on an international scale that have all the hallmarks of actually achieving some peace instead of creating a war.
Deciding that all Leaders time after time make the same mistakes as their predecessor, because of all things, you cant put an old experienced head on new shoulders, so the inevitable mistakes occur, over and over again.
So where are we on the humanitarian scale this year?
For me these hands of friendship reaching out internationally, and the small step back from nuclear proliferation, awareness of a potential global warming (even though there is great debate of its evidence) the celebrations of people with a conscience, marred by the parting of some of those notables that made a difference, makes me optimistic for the future.
So whatever your take on the past year, whatever you have been doing, we can all look to clearing the slate and take the 1st of January 2014 as an opportunity to change to refocus our goals. If you did not make it last year……….. make it this 2014.