Hopeful New Year

At this time of year, I usually put up an image like this one, and wish everyone a Happy New Year.

However, 2022 doesn’t look too promising. There are still rumours of war in Ukraine and Taiwan, not to mention Covid-19 mutating into so many variants they will soon run out of letters of the Greek alphabet to name them with.

But there is always hope.

Hope that no war will happen.
Hope that Covid-19 will disappear.
Hope that extremist politics and fanatical religious zealots will become a bad memory.

So I am wishing everyone a Hopeful New Year instead.

Best wishes to you all. Pete.

119 thoughts on “Hopeful New Year

  1. I also wish you and your family all the best for the new year.
    The worries you mentioned also exist here.
    Let’s hope everything will be fine.
    Warm greetings, Irene

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  2. Happy New Year, ol’ grouchy. I’d add that I promise to return to a fairly normal schedule of posting (more truly bad movies but with fewer calories), but that might put a damper on any possible optimism you might scrape together for better times to come, so forget I said anything.
    – Joyce Hall

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  3. Any chance this past year was all a team building experiment for the human species by Mother Nature? (If so, hope we don’t have to repeat to mastery HAHA!)
    Onward and Happy New Year. One thing for sure, it will be different if not better.
    Cheers and paw waves to Ollie

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    1. Yes, the older I get, the more I hope for all sorts of good things to happen. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes to you and your family, Jude. Here’s to another blogging year for both of us.
      Pete. x


  4. On the threshold of 2022:
    Father Time: “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.”
    Ray: “I see a narrow beam of hope.”
    Pete: “I pin my hopes on Ray.”
    Ray: “Ouch!”

    David: “Hopeful New Year, Pete!”
    (For starters, I hope you can find a Band-Aid for Ray.)

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  5. Without hope we have nothing, Pete. My hope is always for health, happiness, and peace, the latter of which seems to be the most fleeting. The best to you, Julie, and Ollie in the coming year.

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