To me, 2016 was a great year. Still, I’m very happy to be moving on to 2017 and I am looking forward to all the great things to come.
This past year, other than personal things, I think that the one big thing that was so absolutely great was the election. I know some people disagree with me, but there is once again Hope this Christmas. Hope for the country, the world, yourself, the future. Everything looks brighter. It feels like the words by Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it,” are possible again. In the words of the President-Elect, “Dream big, never think anything is impossible.”
So, altogether, it seems like 2017 will be a great year. I’m sure that hard work, trials and moments of despair will be there, but together we can achieve anything, a united America, with a president who is truly ‘for the people, by the people, of the people’.
Enjoy the wonderful holidays with family and friends and take time to realize how lucky we all are to be a part of today and how wonderful that we can shape tomorrow.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!!!!
I wrote this, but I’m not good at writing poetry so it’s not great! My inspiration was yesterday’s beautiful weather…sunny, warm, a light breeze, absolutely gorgeous for November.
The leaves all fall,
But the trees stand tall,
Blow, wind, blow,
We won’t go with you.
The air turns brisk,
In the clouds white midst,
There brews a storm,
Though the sun’s still warm.
No matter what the season,
I always find a reason,
To love the sun,
Without which, nothing would be done.
Hot or cold,
White or gold,
The sun gives warmth,
And perpetual hope.
Hope for a new day,
Hope for a new year,
Hope that the next fall,
Won’t be long in coming.
“Why did Crusoe take the coins off the ship?”
Robinson Crusoe is the story of a man that was ship-wrecked on an island, alone, for years. When he first swam to the island he built a raft to transport as many goods as he could from the wrecked ship back to the island. After several days of getting the necessary food, clothes and tools, he came across a chest of gold coins. At first knowing they were useless, he decided to leave them to sink. On second thought, he brought them along. Why?
I think there are two potential reasons, the first of which is the most improbable; the second of which I think is the true reason.
Crusoe may have taken them off the ship because Continue reading