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Saturday, January 9, 2010

A New Decade

We are well on our way on our  journey into the new decade.  I can remember writing a paper when I was in high school (I graduated in 1974) about what I thought the future would be like, and now I am living in that future!  In a way, I was not far off in my predictions for I thought life would be pretty much the same.  I was not like some of my friends thinking we would be living like the Jetsons cartoon but when you really think about it, things are much different...Cell phones, personal computers, and electric cars are a few of the things I had not imagined back then.  I am not into many of the new  high-tech gizmos but I really can not imagine my life without my computer!

I do remember predicting a WWIII for I just could not imagine a world living in peace.  Man, being what he is, I still do not ever see that happening but I do think that most leaders in todays world still have the dream of peace for their people, unfortunately, there are leaders who believe war is a way to achieve peace...I have never understood that.

I thought that world hunger would no longer be a problem.  I was a part of the generation who was told to clean their plates for there were children starving in Africa.  I still find it hard not to clean my plate for that reason and the children are still starving in Africa, and all across the world.  That is mankind's biggest shame.

I still hope for peace and understanding, and my prayers continue for all our soldiers to come home to a country who appreciates all the sacrifices they have made for us one and all.  I still hope that this will be the year that I can get my weight under control and adapt a healthier lifestyle, and I wish I could get my mind set to quit that ugly habit I first adopted in 1974-smoking.  Oh well, I have learned to be content.  Happiness is a state of mind and I am happy, and I am richly blessed!  I am excited to enter into this decade!

Happy Scrappin!

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