Friday, 21 December 2012

Oh the humanity

If the Mayans are right, today is our last day on earth. I'm sure there are many around the globe wondering if we're deserving of "the end". From Jillian Meagher to the Sandy Hook shootings, we have been shown the worst of humanity in 2012. These stories are impossible to ignore.

I really hope the sun rises for us again tomorrow. I've got my baby's first Christmas and birthday to celebrate next week. We have my husband's parents 40th wedding anniversary to celebrate in February. We have our first house to buy, new babies to welcome into the family, new places to explore, our lives to live.

I really hope the sun rises for us on 1 January 2013, and the world wakes up with a new determination to be good, to be kind to people, to be generous, loving, caring and compassionate to one another. I hope we embrace our planet and help put it back together.

We all have a lot to be hopeful for, because humanity has also shone as bright as the sun this year too.

Some of the best good news stories of 2012 (in my humble opinion) include:
  • Britain rocked our socks off with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the incredible London Olympics and then, just to top it all off, the announcement that Kate has a royal bun in the oven
  • We inserted a gallop into our dance move repertoire, after going Gangnam Style - giddy up!
  • The bright sparks at NASA landed a rover on Mars
  • And in keeping with the space cadet theme, Felix Baumgartner (the crazy cat) skydived to earth from space
  • Did you even know that the first person was cured of HIV this year?
  • And Aussie woman Amanda Boxtel turned bionic and walked for the first time in 20 years, after becoming a paraplegic in a horrific skiing accident - the best bit, she says, is hugging people heart to heart (which she couldn't do when sitting down)
And so, it seems, we have a lot to be proud of too this year.

This is my last proper post for 2012 my gorgeous Latte Mums, as I'm leaving on a jet plane bright and early tomorrow morning for our Christmas break. It has been WONDERFUL having you all here - hearing your thoughts, enjoying our chats, knowing you've shared a piece of my most momentous year. I'm so looking forward to sharing more virtual lattes with you in early January when I'm back.

Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year... jolly holly! x

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3 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family! So glad our two bubbas have brought us 'together' (ok that sounds a little creepy...;) this year, just love reading your blog - I feel as though we are somehow sharing this journey without knowing each other at all!

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    1. A very belated Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating all of the "firsts" with your gorgeous little one. Looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings us both! x

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  2. Enjoy Mel! You've had an amazing year and I hope 2013 brings you more joy and happiness. It's been so great keeping up with you on your blog. Keep it up :) Lena xx

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