Daddy's Christmas Angel

Monday, December 31, 2012

Can There Be Peace on Earth in 2013?

December 31 every year is a day to reflect. Hopes and dreams. Last January 1, we had many thoughts, many hopes, many ideas. It was a new beginning, a chance to believe that dreams can come true.

Did they?

I asked for peace on earth. It did not happen. War and more war everywhere. Perhaps this is the war planet. I've thought that many times and hoped that I was wrong.

I asked for love, especially for little children. The year 2012 was not a year of love. Children are mistreated everywhere. This year was particularly heinous. In our beautiful land, the United States of America, why can we not have love and special caring for little children?

I ask again for love in 2013. I ask that we be a better people, that we lead all other nations in that respect. I ask that we love our planet and care for its future.

"Is There Hope Anywhere?" copyright MMSikes
On a personal career basis, some of my hopes and dreams did come true in 2012. 

1. My new book came out, Daddy's Christmas Angel, which is my favorite of all the novels I've written so far. It is a story of heartwarming love.

2. My Maya Ruins show was on public display for almost two months. The show related to my adventure story, Jungle Jeopardy. It also related to the intrigue of the Maya calendar that ended December 21, 2012.

3. During our travels, we discovered the amazing Antelope Canyon on the edge of northern Arizona, and we saw once more the glorious Grand Canyon, a destination of reflection where we can give thanks this natural wonder is part of our National Parks system.

For 2013, please remember that it is up to us, the residents of Planet Earth, to make this a loving and beautiful place to live. It is up to us to create a place where there is no need for war, where beauty can prevail everywhere.

Are we as a people capable of peace on earth?

I do not know...

Mary Montague Sikes


Judy said...

Happy New Year, Monti! I am so glad that you write Daddy's Christmas Angel, too! I loved it! And don't you just love the Grand Canyon?! It is breathtaking. I hope to get back there someday.

Monti said...

Thanks, Judy! I adore the Grand Canyon and am so thankful it is protected by the National Parks system.

Morgan Mandel said...

We can only hope that there are enough good people out there to make a difference. Let there be peace on earth!

Morgan Mandel

Monti said...

Thank you, Morgan. I hope!

Chuck said...

Sadly it appears we tilt against this windmill every New Year's Eve. I continue to hold out hope. Have a safe one.

Amy Sikes said...

If we all keep asking for peace and love, someday, the Universe has to listen!!

Michael Di Gesu said...

What a lovely dream and thought, Monty.

Peace, Love, Caring... I couldn't agree with you more! Our planet is so beautiful, but our people fall short. NOT ALL, of course, but so many.

I wish for peace and love for children as well. But our lives are ruled by people who are more interested in money, power, and capitalism. Sad, very sad.

Unfortunately I don't think we will see this in our lifetime, but we ALL must try to do the best we can to achieve this goal.

Happy New Year, Monti... May one of your wishes come true. We will all benefit from it. All the best for 2013.

Monti said...

Chuck, thank you. I keep hoping as well!

Monti said...

Amy, I sometimes wonder if all the war-inclined people were exiled to our planet and we were assigned to live among them.

Monti said...

Michael, your thoughts are so like my own. Thank you for expressing them!

Melissa said...

Welcome to the group. :)

IWSG #137 until Alex culls the list again.