As the New Year dawns many of us reflect on the year that has passed, and perhaps on our hopes and aspirations for the year ahead.

Some of us may even have made resolutions, some of us may have immense challenges and losses and others exciting plans and dreams.

There is much that may divide us, but perhaps fundamental common needs and kindness may help us bridge some of our differences, and help restore our faith in a common future and a concern for our planet.

The photo, taken a few years ago in Botswana, is of a Savuti sunrise. For me, the rising sun signals hopefulness. I wish you all happiness, light and strength in the year ahead.

Thank you so much for visiting this blog – I really appreciate the visits, the follows and the likes, and I so enjoy the comments and conversations and connecting with readers and bloggers from far and wide. I wish I was better able to manage my time to reciprocate as much as I would like to.  I will return to my usual blogging pattern in the New Year.

Posted by Carol

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