I can remember my grandparents and my great grandmother making remarks about things that happened back at the turn of the century, today that is looking back at the Y2K non-events.
My goals for the year I covered yesterday. Today will be more about wishes and dreams.
I wish the world health this year. The threat is not over, but hope is on the horizon. Advances in science are offering solutions our grandparents and great-grandparents only dreamed of at turn of the century before this one. Their lives were changed by antibiotics, early vaccines, ours by RNA, DNA, therapies beyond the science fiction of a century ago.
I wish the world, and our country recognition and healing on issues of race, segregation, discrimination, hate crimes and murder in the name of race. Acknowledging the maltreatment of our fellow human beings is necessary, to start the healing process. May this be the year of acknowledgement.
I wish the world peace. It is time to end the cycle of endless wars. Deep down underneath it, the majority of people just want a safe secure life, with enough to eat, a sound place to live, and an opportunity to make the most of their talents and abilities. Wars fought over politics, economics and religion fail to deliver peace.
I wish everyone peace of mind. A sense of security, freedom from the past, hope for the future, happiness. If you need help, reach out and find help. It takes strength to change, but it also takes a lot of energy to suffer, direct your energy to finding help if you need it, if you can help others who are struggling, please do. We are all in this together.
Go to sleep each night dreaming of what might be, wake each morning with the will to make it happen. We can change ourselves, we can change our world.
Wishing all of my readers a happy and healthy 2021.