Monday, December 28, 2015

Imagine A Better 2016

Where did 2015 go??
As I searched for end of the year recaps or videos to share with you, all I seemed to come up with were negative stories: this shooting happened, this bombing, this refugee story, that injustice. We had to offer our "thoughts and prayers" far too many times.
I wondered: Where are the good stories? Where are the stories about people helping people without being asked? What about positive "Stories of 2015"? Good things had to have happened...but where were they?

What were some good and positive things that happened to you this past year? Stuff like:
  • Making progress on a goal you've set
  • Making a new friend
  • Learning something cool
  • Going somewhere you never went before
  • Creating something
  • Doing something that scared you, and then you liked it
  • Enjoying time with friends and family
What if we stopped and thought about the possibilities of the new year and focused on that?

UPDATE: Finally, a list of good things that happened this year, via Senator Amy Klobuchar and Buzzfeed:  Read them and smile. I knew they were out there somewhere:

Most of us can't accomplish peace in the world. But we can...
  •  Remember to be grateful for our lives
  •  Learn about other cultures and appreciate that we are actually pretty similar. 
  • Care about what's going on around us. 
  • Notice when a friend is struggling and offer help. 
  • Accept help when we need it.

And, we can imagine a better world starting right now. Have a great 2016!!!
"Imagine" by John Lennon, sung by Eva Cassidy
 It's In Our Hands


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