Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year...

... everyone!  I'm feeling good about the prospects for 2009.  Things may well get worse for a good while yet.  The damage left by Bush and his henchman is incalculable.  But I'm still confident that this will prove to be a year of change.  It will involve some pain and sacrifice, and it may not come fast enough for some, including myself; but I hope that we're all ready to do whatever is necessary.  If we sit around on our backsides and leave it to Obama, it's not going to happen.  He's not the Messiah.  He has no magic wand.  But provided that we Americans are prepared to pitch in and provide support, we can at least make a start on the long journey back to sanity and stability.  

Happy New Year, everyone!  And a healing one...

6 comments:

100musicalfootsteps said...

indeed. The change happens within, from the heart out. Invigorating ourselves with the attitude of metta. Radiating it outwards. Love _does_ heal.

hope you have a great year. I'm relatively new to your blog but really enjoying the dharma take on things :-)

namaste

mandt said...

Americans are very patriotic, but have forgotten Democracy.

Robin said...

The year 2008 is gone but it makes us strong.
The path was long, but we walked with a song.
There were fears and tears but we had reasons for cheers.
Wishing u happy memories of 2008and a healthy and blissful new year.

With Gratitude and Loving Kindness,
ROBIN

robin andrea said...

Happy New Year, Peter. Yes, a lot of work ahead. I hope our fellow citizens are up to the tasks. I'm looking forward to the long journey back to sanity, as long as we get there.

citizen of the world said...

I am optimistic, too, for 2009 and the changes that will come. A very Happy New Year to you!

PeterAtLarge said...

Thanks, all. It feels good to know that you're out there... Let's get to work on 2009!