My Ultimate New Year Wish #WhatsupWednesday

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

No, sir, my greeting is not late because it is still the new year, and it will continue to be so maybe until February (the usual month for the Chinese New Year), maybe even March. So you know, there’s been a bunch of stuff that actually either made me busy or hindered me from posting here. But I’m back, nevertheless (do people still say “nevertheless” or just me…?), and I’m wishing you all the great things 2018 may bring.

Obviously, the world is not right these days. It is ill, sick with all the negative forces surrounding it. There are the environmental problems and degradation. Endangered animals are being slaughtered to very near extinction. Politics are rife with graft and corruption. There are wars between nations, races, religions, factions, individuals. There are biases against genders, age, disabilities, economic status, educational background. There are…too many negative things that we spread, leading to our decay…

Tell me I’m wrong. Please do, I need to hear it. Then tell me why…

We have been so sick for the longest time, it’s time to heal. This year, why don’t we start to heal the world even through baby steps?  Let’s start with ourselves. I am not being all-righteous here. This, too, is something I need to do. Let’s all do it together!

Heal the world. For the world to heal its wounds, that is my ultimate wish for 2018.

What’s YOUR new year wish?

 

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Thanks to Maati Baani for creating the video, all the talented child prodigies featured in it (I only recognize Angelica Hale from the most recent AGT and because she’s half-Filipino), and especially the late Michael Jackson for this beautiful song 🙂

Next post is about 8 new things about me!

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2 thoughts on “My Ultimate New Year Wish #WhatsupWednesday

  1. Until you’re writing “2018” by instinct, it’s still the new year. 😉 I’m a bit of an optimist, or at least I try to be. I’ve lived long enough to learn that life is what you make of it, and you can focus on the dark, sad parts, and they will lead you to daily depression, sorrow, and apathy. Or you can focus on the good–the person who let you in in traffic, the person who took a moment to speak to a homeless person, the floods of people who flock to natural disaster areas to help alleviate suffering, my friend and neighbor taking a trip to Haiti to help with their schools… There is good all around us, but the media emphasizes to bad. It’s up to use to turn off that noise and find the light in the world.

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