Bursting the Bubble

I am not sure how to communicate how I ‘feel inside’ without sounding heartless and callous.

Day after day, ever more and more horrific reports flood in, yet we get up every day to food, water and the other essentials in life, plus additional and readily available advantages and luxuries. It is impossible to fully understand the extremes of fear, hunger, dread, torture, cold, illness and sheer hopelessness that so many people are suffering particularly in the Middle East, also Ukraine and other parts of the world.

It seems while so many terrible events are happening, people are becoming hardened to the suffering of others. How I wish the world would wake up and see that enough was enough. When will the World leaders wake up to the sickening atrocities or the slow and painful death of a people by endless bombing and starving and the prevention of all the essentials needed for life to exist?

It is only when events reach such a stage of unspeakable horror that a realisation takes place: in physical terms such as when a boil reaches a certain point - it bursts releasing the poison and letting a cure take place.

Talking MUST start so that a lasting settlement can be found. An honest unbiased solution that can and will be recognised and agreed upon by both sides. I pray with all my heart that the international community can see that there has to be a solution. An acceptable solution. No matter how long it takes. Sometimes the hardest part is to get the ball rolling and to take the initiative, grasp the situation with both hands and make a start with the intention of finding a unilateral result - and not giving up until the process has succeeded.

As we approach 2024, I have a feeling of optimism, I feel that we WILL see a gradual improvement; the period of Advent signals a great event, it heralds a New Energy.

If we are lucky, we enjoy a gathering of family and friends - a special time that happens maybe only once a year.

However, there are many others who are not so fortunate and for some an unhappy time of accentuated loneliness and lack of friends. Where I live, there is a great awareness. People who need help, company, food and friendship are looked after so they too can have fun and food. No-one is left alone who wants to be with others.

The History of Christmas

I am going to be away from before Christmas to just after the New Year, so I wanted you to know that my last posting day will be Wednesday 13th December.

Things aren't always as they appear......

A man was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. The plane had a layover in Sacramento. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft, the plane would re-board in one hour.

Everybody got off the plane except one gentleman who was blind.

Another man had noticed him as he walked by and could tell the gentleman was blind because his Guide Dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of him throughout the entire flight.

He could also tell he had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached him, and calling him by name, said, "Keith, we're in Sacramento for an hour, would you like to get off and stretch your legs?”

The blind man replied, "No thanks, but maybe my dog would like to stretch his legs."

Picture this:

All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a Guide Dog! The pilot was even wearing sunglasses.

People scattered. They not only tried to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines!

True story....and just remember...

Things aren't always as they appear.

Branch Manager and Assistant

New Moon in Sagittarius
Pam Gregory ~ New Moon in Sagittarius

With my love and very best wishes and blessings for a wonderfully Happy Christmas and a greatly improved and peaceful New Year 2024.