Happy New Year – 2013

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Happy New Year 2013 to you all xxx

The World didn’t end in 2012 as the ‘Mayans’ predicted.   We’re still flourishing, I hope on our Planet.

Mother Nature didn’t hold back and in the UK, it seemed to rain all year!  In other parts of the World, we’ve seem the devastating effect of Hurricane Sandy and Pablo in the Philippines.

I can’t write this blog without playing tribute to the very tragic deaths of some great people including Whitney Houston, Patrick Moore and Neil Armstrong to name but a few.

What still lays heavy in my heart is the loss of innocent lives in Newtown.  It raises the question of gun laws in America and I hope some common sense prevails during 2013.  Any life lost through tragedy hurts and raises the question ‘what if I had done this, or done that’.  But there are no answers when it comes to death, only trying to find comfort and solace, somehow, somewhere.

On a more cheery note, we saw magnificent records broken at the London 2012 Olympics.   In the UK, The Queen celebrated her Golden Jubilee and we have the excitement of Katherine, The Duchess of Cambridge being with child.

We are all part of society and if we don’t like the society that we live in, then it is up to us to change it. 

Technology continues to lead our communications with such great inventions.  But it’s too easy to slip quietly into a virtual world.  Social networking is brilliant but we must not it pull us away from ‘real relationships’

Whilst visiting Church over Christmas, it was disheartening to see people eating Pringles and chatting through the service.  I wondered whether perhaps I was becoming too fussy or has standards just slipped?   I wonder if no one cares about decency in today’s world.

Is our society now about ‘me, me, me’?  We deserve to be happy, educated and well fed – that is everyone’s right.  But we must look outside of ourselves during 2013 and start looking at the world we are making for our children and grandchildren.  What legacy are we leaving them?

We need to change us, to make our world different.  One, which does have compassion, love, and one, which we make things, not just play in some virtual world.

Sometimes we ALL have to stand up and say ‘no more’!   As an individual, YOU think YOU can’t make a difference.  But YOU can, you surely can. And if we all think, we can make a difference then that is when things start to change for the better.

I don’t like New Year Resolutions because often they get broken straight away.  This just makes us feel bad for the month of January – who wants that!  So I just plan what I’d like to accomplish or change in the forthcoming year with no caveats.

We can start ‘change’ with a plan or a vision.  We can make it happen with  ‘baby little steps’ that lead to the REAL change.   If  something is not quite right in your life; start writing your list to make a difference either to your own life or to someone else.

So let’s close the door on 2012 and reach out to 2013 with a spirit of optimism, hope and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Here’s to you and wishing you all the best in 2013 ♥

Lots of love

Lana x

PS – thank you so much for your love and support during 2012

© 2013

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