The Alternative Christmas Message

 

Howdy Y’all,

Happy Friday, are you enjoying the calm before the storm of New Year. Yesterday was the first down day Little L and I had since arriving in the UK and we really needed it. Most of the time was taken reorganizing for the next few days of visiting. I often find this time of year very reflective, you think about what the year has brought you, whether you have met the goals you set etc. I think I can quite honestly say that 2016 has been annas horribilis both personally and globally. I am not one to harp on the negative but try and see light through the dark times and I am making a conscious decision 2017 will be better. This morning while I was reaquaniting myself with the world and global affairs I sat and watched this video. I will reiterate the point I have made about this blog not being political this is not my motivation, but when I come across something which touches me and makes me reflect on humanity and our thoughts and deeds towards others I want to share with y’all. This video was the alternate Christmas message offering created by Channel 4. For those of you not from the UK or Commonwealth, each year on Christmas Day the Queen delivers a message to her subjects about the year, Channel 4 offer another message. This years message was delivered by Mr Brendan Cox, Mr Cox is the husband of MP Jo Cox (Member of Parliament) who was tragically murdered in June. She was stabbed and shot by a man shouting “put Britain first.” Mrs Cox has left behind her husband and two young sons, despite all the hardship and devastation this family has faced Mr Cox delivers to me a thought provoking, articulate and heartbreaking message about the world in which we now live and how we can make 2017 better. I urge you to take the two minutes required to watch the video and to consider his message.

To you my friend, reader, subscriber I wish you a very Happy and Healthy 2017.

Ta Ta for now.

TLL x

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