Monday, January 2, 2012


There's somebody I know who faces this new year with such grim anxiety. She says it's going to be the worst of times for people-for the world. That so?

If it is, then we have only ourselves to blame for it. Who inhabits the earth? People. Who comprise life? People and other creations. Who manages the environment and resources? People. Who runs governments? People. Who fights ever so stupidly with wars? People. Oh the list can get long and longer. No excuses now.. it's people no matter how you look at it.

Therefore in simple language, if we do badly at our tasks and role the results will just as bad if not much worse. If we have made of ourselves such poor examples as human beings and of living, we shouldn't be surprised at the mess that follows it.

On the other hand, if we have been our best good selves we would be basking in the glory of our successes and Mother Earth -- she won't have to kick us hard in the butt no more. And God would be smiling happily and proudly.

But wait, there's a lot of good out there still. Individuals who stick out their necks to try to help save fellow beings, the environment, the animal world, work to bring about much needed change, brave enough to go against the tide, who lead with nothing but their own armor of hope - faith - courage - belief.

Because they believe in change. Change will and can get us the brighter future we so hope for. We need change to feed our highest goals and dreams for ourselves, for our children, and for the generations following. We must change if we are to thwart the effects of our bad deeds. Yes we can if we put our minds and hearts to it. Anyone who says we can't isn't trying hard enough himself.

This is the message of the new year. We are given a new slate to step up to our highest potential as individuals, as people, as human beings, as children of God.

And whatever other reasons, rhetoric, meanings ventured out by others, I believe in this simple thing .... the New Year means new start, new life, new hope, new dreams, new opportunity, new reason for doing things right for us and the world. Let's go back to the original plan, by God's design, to live right.



  1. "I believe in this simple thing .... the New Year means new start, new life, new hope, new dreams, new opportunity, new reason for doing things right for us and the world."
    How true.Let us all work for a better world and better us.
    Best wishes for a happy 2012 and beyond

  2. clap claps weeeee..I love every word you have said Ms.Ellen so true..some people may say we may have bad luck for this year some may say we are so lucky but for me it all depends on ourselves on how we see things..they all say maybe because it is all uncertain it may not happen..because the truth is it will always depend on how we will be living our lives this year..believing for a brighter future ahead of us..God knows the best in store for us..Happy new year Ms.Ellen ;)

  3. Happy New Years! I wish great blessings for you and your family! Thank you for the time you devote to your blog and for sharing. ;D

  4. Happy New Year Ellen. Wishing and praying all the very best for you and your family for 2012.
    Dianne :)

  5. Hi KP! Yup we each can do our bit part for a better world. No drama, no frills.. just plain simple good.

    A happy and blessed New Year to you and your loved ones.

  6. And wonderful blessings for you, Sie, through Christ who loves you. Just you wait and see. :-) Blessings to you and yours. Happy New Year!!

  7. And a hundredfold of blessings back at you and your family Billy, Happy New Year!! Thank you too for putting up a wonderful blog. God bless!

  8. Dianne! always a pleasure to see you. Good tidings and blessings pour out upon you and your loved ones this new year and onwards. Bless you. Happy New Year!!

  9. Wishing you a very happy and fulfilling new year!!!

  10. Thank you, Renu! And may the blessings of God pour out generously upon you and your family. Happy New Year!

  11. Ellen,

    Right you are. It is we, the people, who can make living better by bringing in much needed change in our outlook to almost every aspect. We need to make the selfish lot see the writing on the wall and mend themselves. I am with you on this.

    Take care

  12. Happy New Year, Jack! :-) Change may be slow but it will come. That is the hope for the future. Blessings to you and your loved ones.


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