This has always been the season to have
hope and to believe. Webster defines to believe is to accept
something as true.
I would like to think that this time of
year has brought out the kid in all of us; with the hope and belief
that anything is possible. Anyone can be Santa Claus to us - our
friends, family members, neighbors or even simply a stranger passing
us on the street.
As the year comes to a close, we
imagine new dreams and wishes for the New Year. As we say goodbye to
2017, we reflect upon the events that have shaped the year and
remember those who we have lost.
I believe when the clock strikes
midnight - as you embrace that special man or woman placing that last
kiss of the old year and first kiss of the new year - as 2017 closes
and 2018 begins, hope is born for the next 365 days.
I believe that a better world is
possible and will be just around the corner if only the people that
we placed in power believe and have the guts to really do what is
right for the good of us all.
I believe in faith and charity. Each of
us should practice this every day. Have faith in your creator as well
as yourself. If we do not believe in ourselves first, we can’t ever
have faith and trust in anyone else.
While charity begins within – it
should be shared. GIVE, Give till it hurts. You will feel better for
it. Oh and giving doesn’t have to be money. It can be of yourself,
your time and talent which is every bit as valuable and can be just
as gratifying. Help one person each day. Then hopefully, they in turn
will help someone. Soon, everyone will have enough to believe.
I believe in laughter. The ability to
laugh is good for the soul. It can lift your spirit – especially if
you have had a bad day. Watch a funny movie, listen to a comedian or
talk to that funny friend or relative that always has a good joke to
I believe in love. Yes, you are hearing
that from someone that has been single and unattached for more than
ten years. Belief is where there is always a chance that just around
the corner you will come across that special someone that will make
the coming year soooo much better.
Watch a sappy movie, love story or just
turn to the Hallmark Channel. There is no shortage of happy endings
on that network. Sit in front of the fireplace, feel the warmth and
watch the flames dance. As you hear the crackling sound, it's almost
as if the fire speaks to you.
So, enjoy yourself as the clock strikes
midnight and the ball drops in New York City, the confetti flies and
the hundreds of thousands spectators pack into Times Square yelling
at the top of their lungs.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Bring on the Hope and
just BELIEVE! Do this every day and we will all be better for it.
What do you believe in? I’d like to
hear from you. Please e-mail me.