Yesterday was the end of the world as we know it.
Of course, our world is stronger than they (the doomsayers) thought. It didn’t come apart, there was no galactic alignment gravity force reducing us to another asteroid belt, and there was no Planet X.
I always wondered what the doom-planners were thinking by building underground shelters, when there was no longer supposed to be any planet left.
I did notice there were several banks that sent out letters to their debtors that they should not hold their payments beyond December 21, 2012, and would be considered late if their payments were late.
With the end of the Mayan long count of 144,000 days, we are supposed to be entering a new era – good! I wasn’t too impressed with the old one.
What lies ahead, the boy asked with wondering eyes? Well, Christmas is right ahead of us, and that is meaningful for us and a lot of people. But the new era? Well, maybe we’ll avoid the fiscal cliff, maybe people will start being nicer to one another, and maybe we’ll all get free internet.
Whatever lies ahead, it will be fine, as long as we can get up in the morning and put our feet on the floor, stand up straight and face the challenges of the day as always.
I am always grateful for the presence of my family and friends, for each day I have to face the challenges, and the ability to do just that. There are a lot of people who are denied those privileges.
Merry Christmas to all!!