Shalom. Peace happiness and a respite from anxiety and depression to you all in the next 12 months to all of you who use this site. Yeah like that's going to happen. Still I shall try and adopt the positive and live in hope!
I must be honest and say this is probably my worst day of the whole year. Continual morbid sights and thoughts on the news. Re-runs of mans inhumanity to man, band wagons being jumped on and money wasted to celebrate the end of one year and the start of another, when the same cycle begins again. Wishes of happiness from smiling faces, who in the cold light of day don't even want to be seen on the same side of the street as you because you have a problem.
I don't know how some of you greeted the new year in the past, but I do have happy memories. The boats and barges on the river used to greet it by sounding their horns and hooters, the majority of the family were together and those that were elsewhere phoned and greetings were exchanged. Now tourists buy tickets to even get near the place and crash all the communication systems by sending texts and my family is all over the country and my friends are all in far away places too.
You can all class this as a rant if you like, I just wanted to get my feelings down, sad as they are, before I do what is now my new years custom and take myself to bed hopefully to wake up sometime Thursday morning.
Take care all. Have an enjoyable night and I would love to attend the virtual party but even at that I would hide in the kitchen.