As my last Post before Christmas, I would like to acknowledge everybody who “does something” with no expectation of a reward! That includes all the volunteers in various fields, both those who give their time as well as those who give their professional skills; those who give what little financial support they can, and those who are both able and willing to make significant contributions.
I must also include all you guys here who are so supportive of one another through varying challenges because, by Posting, you are always sharing a little bit about yourselves. The more we can learn about each other, the more we will realize that we are really not much different from one another.
Sadly, being abandoned by another; being totally misled; being taken advantage of; being depressed; dealing with challenging health issues…. and so many other events that put us in a state of emotional confusion, are not uncommon in our species. There is always some comfort in knowing that we are not alone in our experiences, but sometimes it takes another to convince us.
To all of you, have a wonderful time over this holiday period, and may you all have an awesomely rewarding new year in your personal life. Let us keep sharing our thoughts; our successes, and our failures, with the goal of making another person’s life more hopeful than it may seem at the time. We really do have so much in common. The details may vary, but we are all challenged throughout our life in various ways.
We should celebrate our ability to offer compassion and understanding, and accept that color of skin, cultural background, country of birth and spiritual beliefs are totally irrelevant. It does not matter who we are, we are all confronted occasionally with stressful and perhaps demoralizing circumstances but then…. we can only become immune to life’s challenges at death.
Please enjoy the song below (It’s one of my favorites) and allow your mind to drift around the benefits of universal acceptance of each other. Universal peace is a long way away, but we can each do our bit to bring it a little closer.