Did I make the world a better place in 2017? I did little to feed the hungry, care for the sick or comfort the distressed. I do support those programs through the government and am happy to pay my taxes for those programs and I do vote for leaders who promise to support programs that do that. I did make the world a better place for a few people. I did not do enough so I need to do better.
Did I improve my strength and health? I have been working on it, but see little noticeable improvement, so I need to carry that over to 2018 and keep trying. Did I learn anything of significance? I did not learn to dance, play an instrument or read a book that made a difference in my life. Is there a book or something to be learned that would make a difference in my life? I may need to look for one that might. Could I write a book that would make a difference in the world? Could any of us do that? We could all try and maybe it would make a difference in our own life.
People did write blogs here and they did help me understand life better and understand myself better, so I hope they keep writing. I hope more people write blogs and add to what life is to them and ways to live and cope with many situations. I do know that many people have much more difficult situations than I do, and I do know that I am blessed in so many ways even though I may currently feel distressed with my life and feel that the world is in a very unsafe and in a precarious position.
I do feel lucky or blessed and grateful, but I do lack faith in the future or my capacity to make a real difference, but I will try. I hope I am ready to march, stand or speak for justice and equality in the coming year more than I did this past year. I can hope to do more things that make a better life and a better world. It seems harder every year to attack the coming year with hope, vigor and optimism.