Sunday, January 1, 2012
I would like to live in a world at peace, and in a world free of want - at least freedom from want for the basic necessities of life.
If that is impossible, I would like to live in a country, at least, which is at peace with the rest of the world and whose citizens enjoy those basic necessities of life. Add to that a large measure of personal freedom; I would want my government to be as unlike the government of North Korea as possible, for example. But may we see the errors of our ways.
If that is impossible, then let me, at least, live in a state and community which proactively care about the wellbeing of the people who live there and earnestly work to make things better.
If that is impossilbe, then let me, my own self, at least, keep the dream for these things alive in my own heart, and strive daily to do what I can to make them come true for those around me.
I wish you all a happy new year, a year which comes closer to these goals than the year before. Thank you for your company and your friendship.
Que la luz de la esperanza alumbre sus dias.