Thursday, 30 December 2010

The End of Another Year...

Where is time rushing to?  I cannot believe we have had ten years of a new century already. I still remember all the excitement and worrying as the century was born. Hope's for better times, more peaceful, compassionate times. All the worrying about computers and the Internet imploding on it's self.

What did we get instead?  Smaller more powerful computery, an internet that has grown so big it is taking over the world. The peace and compassion didn't arrive, just more wars and selfishness and greed, compassion being a dirty word in some area's of the world.

Saying hello and smiling at neighbours or passing strangers.
Inviting a neighbour for a cuppa. Simple things that were second nature not so long ago.
Can we ever get back to the simple things that are important? 
Talking to each other, rather than texting  and messaging?
Writing a letter instead of emailing or messaging.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the benefits of the WWW, but it does isolate us to a degree.
I have many Internet friends, blogging is one of my pleasure's. But is it putting normal human relationships at risk?

Well I don't know where all that came from, I had not planning to write such a post. I just wanted to reflect on how the world and time are going so quickly and I would like things to slow down and let us enjoy our family and friends at a slower more simple pace.

Tomorrow evening we are letting in the New Year with my daughter's and their families. I am making a huge pan of Scouse and we will enjoy that with some crusty bread and a drink or two.

Then 2011 will be here, new plans and ideas will abound and some progress made.
So I will wish all my dear friends in the inter world a Very Happy New Year. May the turn of the year bring you a healthy, happy, joyful and peaceful future.


Sybil said...

It is a funny thing that each New Year we all seem to wish for the same things...Health...well we can't do a lot about that other than take a bit more care of ourselves, Joy, well we can all have that if we take time to look around, that will bring the happiness, and we can all be at Peace with oursleves.. Now how is it that when as an individual we can have all these things, it is so difficult as a family, group, county, country and world to attain these self same things.. Oh well, I will once again wish these greetings to all my friends and hope that we can spread all our happiness love and peace to all around us..
Have a good night tonight...I think even as a Scot I will be tucked up in bed, until the blasted fireworks wake us up !!
Love Sybil x

Marie said...

I wish you all the best in the New Year Sheilagh!! Like Sybil, I will be tucked up in bed come midnight tonight and complaining when the fireworks wake us up too! xxoo

Christine said...

I know what you mean, it's like we are exposed to more people but it is a shallower connection. I love real letters. They are solid..and something you can touch that the other person touched as well.
Happy New Year she.

Kathleen said...

All you have expressed is so true. The more technology, the more the simple things dissappear. Wishing you a great new year!
love & Hugs

Buttercup said...

You raise very good thoughts -- and my hopes for this year is time spent with folks I love. Of course, I am so grateful for blogging increasing that number and the lovely people I've had the joy to meet this year. What a blessing and hoping that the year ahead will be one of blessings to you, too, my friend.

Tammy said...

I want to wish you a fabulous New Year sis...big, squishy hugs to you!! :)