With what will undoubtedly be close to a quarter of a million unfortunates killed in a natural disaster, and many thousands of innocents killed in man-made wars, not to mention the unimaginable destruction of homes and infrastructure (in both instances) I find it difficult to be joyous at this time.
My heart goes out to those stricken. I have made a small contribution to Oxfam, but if everyone did the same, at least those survivors would receive well deserved assistance to regain their lives and dignity.
Yes folks, it sure looks like 2005 is starting of really good. One person tries to impart a message of hope and peace, and another chimes in with their political views that we all know about and have heard for all these many years past. The next thing to expect is some anonymous poster to tell us that this is not a religious forum and to keep prayer-like songs out of this. Come on people. I'm pleased to know that someone has donated to the flood victims but we don't need to know their political views once again, delivered as a dig against someone just wishing for peace and good will.
This thread was an honest attempt on someone's part to impart the spirit of the new year and to wish all here, friend or foe, a Happy New Year. I'm doing likewise. I wish you ALL a BLESSED, happy, PEACEFUL and propsperous New Year. I PRAY for the victims of the floods, for the victims of an oppressive government, for those that are fighting to free them and for those that are putting themselves in harms way to keep tyranny from spreading throughout this globe. I especally pray that we can keep peace here at home. This forum is a good place to start. No more trivial bickering, no more name calling, just let's shoot for peace in our own way, but do it in a productive and less harmeful way.
And no, this is not hypocrisy, just an honest attempt at getting us off on the right foot here in the first light of a new year.
What near Sutton on sea, stayed near their camping last year and despite having the beach at cleethorpes we go to the beach at Sutton because it is much better. If you see a little white van with DB Electrics on, give a wave as its my hubby at work covering a large area and suffering from being the man in the little white van.
Its not just people in their own countries effected its a world issue. I would love to have the funds to be able to hop on a plane and help out by giving food and first aid and help with body clearing to stop the spread of disease. But I cant and my heart cry's. All I could do was wish those that survived and every one else a better more peaceful new year and put my faith in God that what was needed would get there.
Proud to be: A carer to all on this world, mother of 2 and a wife to my husband.
You know It's what makes life exciting and keeps things interesting on the forum. People just can't let go of things they disagree with even though they can't change the outcome. Trading slams with people on the net allows people to vent some frustration they might otherwise hold in and stress over. It's all good though it makes the rocking world go around. Just look past it all or simply ignore because it's going be a great year no matter what it holds.