Saturday, 31 December 2016

Goodbye to 2016

So another year ends. For many of us it has not been a good year, for some of us it’s been another bad year. Here’s hoping that maybe just maybe, 2017 might be a better year.

Personally, I doubt it very much. My health is not improving despite it being over 7 years since I was diagnosed and it looks unlikely that it ever will. Learning to “live with it” as my GP suggested is proving very hard!

Around the world there is so much despair and grief – wars that are destroying the lives of innocent people; climate and environmental issues that are pushing our planet beyond the point of no return.

Everywhere you look there are people fighting each other – if not with guns then with words.

There is so much intolerance and hatred in this world – much of it fuelled by politicians who only seek to further their own cause and care nothing for others around them.

The voices of good people often get drowned out but now, more than ever, those of us that care must keep shouting, louder and louder.  We must make our voices heard.

We have seen at Standing Rock that when people come together, good things happen. There is more in this world that unites us than what divides us.

So I wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful  2017 and hope that you will join with me in making our world a better place for everyone who lives on it.