To those who have lost loved ones, who have suffered personal tragedies and struggles, my heart and prayers go out to you…
Please know that what follows is not meant to diminish what you have/are going through…it is not meant to demean any sense of relief you may experience at the thought of closing a horrific chapter in your life…
My post is meant to reflect a perspective shared by many who take the view that–however distressing–celebrity deaths and political upheaval do not determine a year’s worth….
Time is a fleeting collection of moments…it is not a thing we can point at and judge as being worthy or unworthy….for, “while there is life, there is hope” (Marcus Tullius Cisero)…and, given that time allows for that, we must try to remember to be grateful for the time we are given….
However, in the interest of making my well-meaning point, let’s suspend belief and allow time to take on a life of its own….
In the coming (365) days a good deal of changes are going to be attributed to the arbitrary time frame that is you. And, while you will be given credit for the good times, don’t get too complacent. For, other things can–and must–happen, too; and chances are, some of those pivotal moments will happen on your watch…That is beyond your control, but you will be held accountable none-the-less. So, while you are enjoying the accolades being heaped on you today, try to compassionately remember that, for some, the fact that they are alive to look back and reflect on you won’t be enough to make them see that being alive is the greatest gift of all….and that everything else is a part of life…
God bless you, Wonderfuls…wishing you your best year yet…and that the same holds true every year after 🙂
P.S. Thanks to Kat for her (Dec 27/16) post, and the comments we exchanged as a result…she inspired today’s offering…You can find her awesome blog at