Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Time to Reflect

In my experience the time between Christmas and the New Year is usually quiet and can offer us time to reflect about the previous year.

The last 12 months has been an incredible time given events like the Tsunami, the London Bombings, the Earthquake in Pakistan, the floods in New Orleans. England won the Ashes against Australia. London won the right to host the Olympic Games in 2012. George Best died.

These are just a few big news stories of the year. World headlines I suppose you would say.

Equally important have been individual events for all of us that make no real impact on the world stage but nevertheless they have massive effects on the individual.

For instance many people will have lost a loved one during 2005. This is perhaps therefore a good time to remember those who have just spent their first Christmas without the person they loved. The New Year celebrations that are about to happen will not have quite the same excitement for such people.

Maybe in the midst of our celebrations we can say a short prayer for those people who will be missing someone they loved.


/pd said...

hey Trevor and Annie

Just dropping by to wish you both a happy hoiday and all the best for 2006. !!

Trevor Gay said...

Thanks Peter - let us all hope for a wonderful 2006!!!

Sriram said...

Trevor & Annie,

A short & sweet prayer for peace..

"Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth; Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust; Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace; Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe...Peace Peace Peace"

Trevor Gay said...

A wonderful prayer Sriram - thank you for that.

Best wishes to you and your family from both Annie and I.

Brian said...

End of life events remind us all to live life to the fullest. Here's wishing everyone a full and invigorating life in 2006 and beyond! Doing so will honor those who have passed away before us, and be a model for those who will follow us.

Trevor Gay said...

Thank Brian - and by the way .. it is great to see you have started your own Blog ... I knew you would really mate :-)

Annie said...


Make 2006 the best year yet eh?

Thanks Pete.

Love the prayer Siriam.

Brian, what can I say? Fantastic words. T'was great to 'Skype' earlier. Love to Judy... speak next week.

Rocky said...

I hope everyone has a safe ,happy and properous New Year. I can't really say anything that will top Siriams Prayer. It is a beauty. I am looking forward to much in the Year to come. I think it will be one of my best. I feel good about my family and my friends, especially those in Cyber space. I have learned that friendship is a spiritual thing. You can be very close to people and never physically meet. We can even cross cultural and ethnic boundaries. people can be great friends even across great oceans.

Phil Gerbyshak said...

Well said Trevor. Thank you for sharing your insights.

Happy New Year!

Trevor Gay said...

Hi Rocky and Phil - Thank you both for your kind comments. Let us hope for a wonderful 2006.

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