Happy New Year

by teresamasters on January 1, 2011

It is 11:40 PM December 31, 2010 here in Oceanside, California. I am alone in the house.

Just abut 7 PM, my eyes aching, I went to bed and sleep. I have had over the years lots of active welcome the New Year at midnight events, and bed beckoned. Four plus hours later, clearly finished sleeping for a while, I came forward to the computer awakening only Squeeak the male members of my familiy Plano Texas born cat. She very much misses them when they are not in the house.

Properly welcoming family and friends to the New Year was on my mind, except earlier, I was too tired to do so. My frustrating sleep pattern has given me the opportunity along with not awakening Brendon again.

A Wonderful, Healthy, Happy New Year to all reading this Blog here on Whaley Studios web site, as well as on FaceBook and Twitter. Orchid Blog, I will do later.

Until the mid eighties, I was an airline employee, and for over 30 years, made friends across the world, face to face. Yes, I do miss that. In 1980, I bought my first computer, a TI 99/4A, and once again was able to communicate with friends around the world. I did so via Bulletin boards, Compuserve, GEnie, Delphi, all before the WWW.

Now thanks to Orchid, and more recently, right here on Whaley Studios, I again have friends across the Globe. I really enjoy and welcome that.

It is now Midnight, horns are blowing and a few fireworks are coursing through the air. Squeeak is looking to the window trying to figure out just what is happening.

Happy New Year to my Pacific time zone family and friends.

My wish for all around the World, whether January 1 represents your New Year, or another calendar has already seen its New Year, Let there be Peace. Yes, it can start with us, each and every one of us.

The key word is “Accept.” Accept that although born in a different country, culture, religion, we are brothers and sisters, all bi-pedal humans. We may not visually look alike, skin color, hair texture, facial features, we do need food and love to survive. We bleed when cut, weep when saddened, and smile and laugh when happy.

It really matters little what day of the week and where we worship in the overall. Actually, if we worship at all. Not all we were taught is indeed true, although defense of that true, may be fierce.  It is time to reconsider if it is necessary to mistrust simply because we were told to do so. Accept one another for what we have in common, breathing, eating, sleeping, to live. There are just so many blood types, and when transfusions are necessary to continue life, it matters only the blood type, not the visual outside appearance.

Here on this web site, we are members because of a common interest. We appreciate the handwork of others because of an awareness of the efforts that went into it, not the country of origin. We can and do become friends without the permission of others. We can accept based on skill, why not in other ways?

Peace is possible if we learn to accept one another, simply accept one another. It all starts with each one of us. My New Years wish is that we begin to do so.

From my heart to yours, Happy New Year.






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Terrie Masters January 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Sorry for the delay in recognizing your comments. Distraction is my only excuse.
Recently while on a major US company customer trouble site, I had mentioned grandchildren in passing. The female consultant on the line said, “Aren’t your grandchildren surprised you use a computer?”
My first grandson was born in 1985, my first computer a TI99/4A was bought in 1980. Stereotypes die hard.
Enjoy your ventures whatever they may be, blogging is just another step.
Peter Murphy is a wonderful sweet and kind gentleman. I enjoyed meeting him, and certainly his phone conversations as well.

genevieve January 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Terrie, I am new to the blogging world and yours was the first for me to cruise through on Ganoksin. Thanks so much for the words of wisdom that make so much sense and I hope that others read and follow through with your thoughts.
I do not profess to being a writer and I am sure that is why I have balked at trying my hand at blogging. But it seems that I have been dragged into the 21st century of blogging whether I like it or not. I look forward to following your blog and Whaley Studios. It seems we have a mutual dealer and friend, Peter Murphy of Eurotool.
Thank you again for the lovely words and sentiments.
Genevieve Flynn

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