There’s a universal exchange on the last day of December: HAPPY NEW YEAR.
I’ve wondered, these past few weeks, what this time-old tradition at midnight meant. Three words, HAPPY NEW YEAR, celebrated in loud cheers, teary and loving hugs, or whispered in solitude.
I’d like to believe when the words HAPPY NEW YEAR are rejoiced, friends are closer and enemies are wiser because of the past year. Is it too optimistic to hope differences and similarities can blend into a palatable feast lasting all of the New Year?
As the year closes, one doesn’t need to rehash news headlines, conspiracies, and all the causes that have made 2021 a most forgettable year. Maybe just digest what a wise philosopher and critic, Henri Frédéric Amiel said~ “All appears to change when we change.”
Beautifully expressed and written, especially the line about the words Happy New Year when said with joy that friends are closer and enemies wiser…. with all differences and similarities blending into a palatable feast lasting all of the New Year. Such a POSITIVE way to view the road that lies ahead. Bless you for putting it so succinctly. It literally reverberated in my soul. Happy New Year!
There is much, in a large way, to embrace that the days going forward will be better than those that have passed.
Very Nice! Time for a fresh start, and to new endeavours.
Agreed! The time of changing old views is here. I ask myself all the time: What if? Why not? I think if “we” change our approach, there can be optimism and greater understanding of our differences. Thank you for always being a beacon of light with your writing as well.
Heather, I agree that it’s the simplest words which have the biggest power, like the word CHANGE. How often we dismiss its meaning, giving way to ideas that are impossible.
I LOVE those few words: ? “All appears to change when we change.” Yes indeed it is the simplest words of the great Teachings. Thank you Cheryl!!!
Beautifully put and very true! Hopefully there will be a change, for the better! To quote Rodney King, “Can we all just get along?
How ironic regarding Rodney King’s beating and trial’s verdict, riots ripped the nation and the world. Yet, weeks later men, women and children with their parents from all walks of life, races, neighborhoods, and cites came to South Central Los Angeles to help clean-up and rebuild. Promises were made by government and city officials to provide funding…but that came in little drops of empty promises. We are a culture with capabilities, but…