Christmas 2008 is here finally. A new story begins having elected a new President for Change in America while the Global economy succumbed with fear of job losses, foreclosures and bankruptcies.
As we look forward on what 2009 will bring, let us reflect on a more positive outlook. The elections and campaigning are over. Gone are the Joe the Plumber anecdotes and trickles of terror attacks are on the other side of the world. Come to think of it all of this chaos is simply cause by the disastrous effects of a global recession and poverty.
Although it is good to be current on world events, painting the picture towards hope is a challenge for each and everyone of us. As we survive each day thankful that we are still alive, perhaps a little optimism will help us go through each day.
We might not be heard and even be forgotten by the new Washington politicians waiting to check out their offices in Washington come January 2009. But the fact is we have done our part to elicit change and pave the way for the new direction needed.
As we celebrate a new season of change and joy, let us not forget that having hope is a necessary part of living our lives.