Happy new year!

Despite recent setbacks, I’m so much better off than I was this time last year, I think. I have good friends and interesting things to do, so it’s not my personal life that makes me so happy to see 2011 go. I’ve been working hard to get mentally and physically healthy and making real progress. I’ve really gotten into forgiveness lately, too. It helps.

And this year, we also had thrill of watching the Occupy Movement begin and grow, offering us the first real hope in a long time. Inspiring!

With so many people everywhere who are out of work and hanging by a thread, it’s hard to feel really good for long. The planet seems to be angry at how much abuse we’ve heaped on it, while people in power ignore all the the signs. It’s so damned frustrating.

But we do still have each other. We gather in this place every day to read and converse with each other, and maybe we all feel less lonely and scared as a result. I hope so.

Anyway, I’m grateful for everyone’s support. Quite literally, I wouldn’t have made it this far without the help of my readers. (What always stands out is how – back in 2003, I think, when I had pneumonia, no health insurance and no sick days, you guys paid my bills and bought my food for that month so I could stay in bed for two weeks until I got better. Until then, I didn’t know I could be quite that sick and scared.)

So for all your help, emotional and otherwise, thank you for seeing me through another year. Here’s hoping for many more!

8 thoughts on “Happy new year!

  1. Atta girl Susie – all the best in 2012!

    i feel like we’ve all gotten on this roller coaster ride that’s just started a few hours back (at midnight) and, even if it isn’t the actual “end of the world”, it’s gonna be a real “interesting” (in the foreboding proverbial sense) year, and that we’re strapped in now and moving, whether we’re ready or not.

  2. Happy you’re feeling better, Suze. I personally want to thank you for doing what you here, and hope that the upcoming year will be fruitful for us all!

  3. Occupy the Iowa caucus. Anybody in Iowa who wants to tweak the noses of the 1% should show up at the caucus Tuesday, register as a Republican, and then vote for Ron Paul. The 1% hates this guy so if he wins it will really piss them off. OF NOTE: The world is at the very bottom of the Iron cycle. (Gold then Silver then Bronze then Iron then back up into Bronze then Silver then Gold, etc. on into infinity like an undulating wave.) At the end of 2012 we will be moving to the upside of the Iron cycle so things will begin to improve for everyone.

  4. Happy New Year! Give ’em hell, Suze. They can kill us, but they can’t eat us. That’s against the law. Hahahaha!

  5. Happy New Year, Suze, so glad we got re-acquainted. You’re one of the good ones. You do great work and have a great heart, Let’s try to look on the bright side, things could be worse. At least we aren’t living in SW Philly in 1970!

  6. Happy New Year, Susie. I hope you have a happy and healthy year. I appreciate all the effort you put into your site. Thanks.

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