So another year has passed . for some, like me, it flew past on a stream of laughter, for others it dragged its way along through gritty problems; oil slick like disasters; dead ends; brick walls and bloody great gaping chasms that they barely managed to stop themselves plummeting into. So whilst I rejoice the end of a fabulously life affirming twelve months and embrace the next with gushing enthusiasm and passion; I am aware that many are peaking around the edge of the slightly ajar heavy door expecting further trip hazards and taking an intrepid shaky first step incase they step on a landmine.
For those out there to whom I have access, I hope they will use my stronger foothold and grab on for support. For sure there have been times when I have tethered myself to them for guidance and balance. For those across the globe, in different countries, counties, towns and households, where I cannot personally hold out my hand , I can hope for human kindness from within each persons individual network of support and community; I can offer to advocate and speak out for any injustices where I can add my voice to a cause. For those who are isolated and alone; barely treading water in their personal wild ocean of life, may I have the compassion and awareness to reach out with others of humankindness and offer an anchor and an island on which they can rest.
It’s a new year. We will all have new challenges. But we never have to face them alone. Let us be individually great and provide love and community to those we know and love and also to those who we may never know but we can choose to love and show compassion towards.
Embrace your life. Share your strengths. Allow others to support you at times of need. Show compassion. Share your love. Smile at strangers. Be the best of humanity. Even if it seems against all odds, let peace, love and kindness win through. Start with your own heart. Hug. Or to embrace the life that has embraced me; let the world feel a good heartfelt CWTCH.
Happy New Year World. Bring it on!