2017 is here.
Like it or not 2016 is in our rear view mirror.
There are probably thousands of quotes about time.
Time marches on.
Time waits for no one.
Lost time is never found again.
Time stands still for no one.
You get the idea. Time is of importance in our world. It is prudent to be on time. It is irritating when someone is habitually late. So time is a very important thing to be aware of.
This week I continued to be amazed at how negative many on social media continued to be when they wrote about 2016. It was all doom and gloom and sadness. Negativity oozed from so many posts and I found myself wondering why so many people felt that 2016 was so horrible.
We definitely had our own personal challenges in 2016. Health issues for both my mom and my brother in law top the list but that does not define the entire year by any means. There was an engagement, time with friends and family, the opportunity to vacation and see God’s hand in the beauty of nature, and a multitude of other wonderful things.
I STILL believe that we can each make a difference. No matter where you are. No matter what your education. No matter how little money you make. YES! We can all do our part to change the world and start a ripple in our own little corner of the world.
So today I choose positivity. I choose love. I choose to make a difference however I can. What do you choose?
Take a look at my Facebook Live post that I did earlier this week. Ignore the beach hair (I don’t care) . I was just feeling like I needed to talk about it and didn’t really prepare ahead of time which is obviously shown by my hair. I am real if I am nothing else, right?
Tell me what plan to do in 2017 to Be the Ripple. All comments this month go to support our Comments for a Cause — ASPCA.
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This week I called a friend I hadn’t heard from in years. It wasgreat. She was so excited to hear from me and we talked like it wasn’t 4 years since we last spoke. I’m still smiling and I bet she is too.
That is wonderful! I love to hear stories like this. Thanks for sharing. You put a smile on my face, too.
I agree and I pray that our new president is given a chance and the negative will stop about him. We all deserve a chance!
I spoke a few days ago with a friend who lost her husband in 2016. She is struggling. As we talked, I asked her to tell me about her beautiful grandchildren. Like a light switch, her voice switched from sadness to joy. I pledge to continue to listen, to encourage and to make a difference via my writing.
Beth Ann, you are one of the most positive people I know and I deeply admire that quality in you.
You are one of the most giving people I know. Your ripple is never ending. Thanks Beth Ann for blessing my life and the lives of so many others. We miss your physical precence in Mason City but are glad to still connect with you through your meaningful and purposeful blogs
The world needs your positivity, Beth Ann! I actually had a very good year. I am almost afraid to admit that 2016 was not that bad. I was not living in a refugee camp, I knew I would have a roof over my head and food in my tummy when I went to bed. I didn´t have to fear for my life. I am thankful for my wonderful life. If 2016 is as bad as it gets, we´ll be OK. It was the year I got my dog!! Hugs my friend.
Oh I love your attitude as well. I am just tired of the sad reports, the negative comments, etc. There IS good in the world and you are proof of that!
Yay! Completely agree 100%! We had a great year in 2016. Like Bruce Lee said water is fluid, be water! Thanks for your positivism. Happy New Year!
Oh yes–be water! I LOVE it! Happy New Year!