Here we are on the brink of another year. We can use this opportunity to reflect over the past year, or to ponder the future. This can be beneficial, as long as our reflection does not turn into regret or resentment, and as long as our pondering does not turn to fear or worry. Whatever we do on the eve of 2018, we can do it with awareness..
Love is needed in this world. Not love based on lust, nor love that demands that people act and say the things we want to see and hear, but real love that allows people to be themselves, whether straight, gay, hip or nerdy, or whatever. In this kind of love, we are open to the suffering both in ourselves and others, and therefore more able to respond appropriately, helping where needed. How can we approach the world with this kind of love?
Love and wisdom are two sides of the same coin. If we can see the world with wisdom, we will also develop love for it, for we will see that it is us, and therefore love it as we love ourselves. If we can feel the world with love, we will also develop wisdom towards it..
Anyhow, wishing you all the love and wisdom in the world for the New Year. Have fun tonight, and tomorrow? Take a few moments to see where all this stuff (‘the world’) comes from. It’s a real eye opener!
I’ve never been to a huge New Year’s bash. I am not into large crowds, and the idea of going to a gigantic New Year’s party with huge amounts of people I do not know sounds exhausting. Last year a friend and I just hung out here and cuddled.
I don’t have any bad feelings towards those who like to go out and party, and I don’t feel bad that I’m not at a huge shindig. There is no real wrong answer to what people ‘should’ do on new year’s (except, of course, drinking and driving). You should enjoy yourself and do what you want. If it happens that you want to hang out with people and have not heard of anything going on, invite some friends over. Or find a way to enjoy yourself on your own time.. or visit me.💕💕
Another new year is approaching! Wow, how time flies! I saw horrible conflicts continuing in the world, I saw many important musicians and others pass away suddenly. And yet, the sun continues to rise in the morning. Time marches on…
Overall, I know that I can brief a sigh of relief because the things that have happened negatively this year will be in the past. They will be lessons learned and things taught. I don’t have to wear myself, because I know that I can only grow from here.
The New Year reminds me that I have purpose and that I can continue to live in it, only in the best way that I know !!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas wherever you are and whatever you did.
My Christmas was very low-key which is how I like it. Most of the morning was spent cooking Christmas Eve Dinner. I fancied being a little extravagant .- turkey as well as beef ttenderloin mashed potatoes stuffing veggies It was delicious and the left-overs were delicious again today …
Christmas is about spending time with family and beautiful friends.
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas May peace, love and prosperity follow you always!!!
Christmas can be crazy and chaotic, but it is also a beautiful and meaningful time of year. I like listening to the classic carols, looking at lights and elaborate decorations, and I also love time together with family and friends.
I remember making wish lists as a kid by going through the big Sears toy catalog and picking out what looked the most awesome to me. When gifts would be set out under the tree, I would shake the wrapped presents, furiously trying to determine what was in there for me. I didn’t always get what I wanted, even though I admit I got more than I really needed.
For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow. They don’t have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened at Christmas time when they think of their loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons. Turkey dinners may be only a wish and not a reality for some.
What does Christmas mean to you? There are so many aspects of this special season that bring me joy. I urge you to take a moment and think about what matters most. Take a deep breath, smile and think about the true meaning of Christmas.
Amidst all the activities, what I love most about Christmas is stopping to contemplate its true meaning. To me, Christmas is about Hope!
Now it’s Christmas Eve and I wanted to share a little message of HOPE before I settle in with my family and great friends for some Christmas celebrating.
Merry Christmas, my friends!🎅🎄🎁💋