My bloggin’ buddy, 99, asked me a couple of days ago to write something lighthearted for her. I’m still working on it — but until I come up with something, I thought I would re-blog this post of hers. She wrote a heartfelt New Year’s wish that I would like to see all of us practice. Of course, there will be fewer humor blogs if we do … but that may be the sacrifice we all have to make for a better, nicer world.
Happy, healthy 2016 to all my bloggin’ buddies and all their loved ones too.
As we step forward into the New Year, my wish is that we will remember to take a moment to appreciate that each new day is an opportunity. We can share a kindness with someone, or lift up someone’s spirits, or give someone a warm embrace when they are in need of solace. Just as all of you have encouraged me so many times in the past, my intention for the New Year is to make a determined effort to mark each day with an act of kindness, and in doing so, fill up the world around me with a bit more positive energy and lightness and cheer. Thank you for all the many ways you have added texture and dimension to my blogging journey, and to my everyday existence. There are days I am overwhelmed by the sheer abundance of the gifts of friendship that each of you have…
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