Farewell, 2018. You were a stressful year in many ways.
From the onslaught of mindless, bullying tweets and cruel and outright heinous decisions and actions from our President and current Administration to watching helplessly as Americans are slaughtered on a near daily basis in gun violence, our collectively and chronically clenched teeth have taken a beating. Add to that the typical ups, downs, heartaches and shocks each of us suffer in our personal lives and for many of us,
2018 has been a helluva year.
There have also been wonderful days spent with people we love, giving to good causes, rallying to fight for what we believe in and reaching out in kindness to people who have been bullied and battered. We've raised our voices in marches and in the midterms. Facing setbacks in our personal lives, we vow to keep going, even if it's just to get up and make breakfast. The tide is turning, can you feel it?
I have a lot of hope for the future.
I have a lot of hope for us.
I hope you do, too.
Have a safe, blessed and Happy New Year.
Animation: "Stressed Out 2018" ©2018 Michelle Bocklage