My Wish for All of You

I’ve been trying to construct an appropriate holiday message. While the accepted thing is to garner a wish of Happy Holidays, it doesn’t fit my desire. I want something deeper and spiritual and more meaningful. One thing that has surprised me about readers of my blog is that you come from so many diverse backgrounds. You are Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Bahia, Buddhist, agnostic, and more. You are from France, Romania, Finland, Pakistan, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, Switzerland, England, Ireland, India, Canada, the U.S.A. and others. I love our differences and it causes one message to resonate with me in particular.

My year of blogging has exposed me to so much and I am thankful to each one of you for your comments, your questions and for challenging me in new directions. My beliefs are stronger because of you.

I believe we need to be stewards of this beautiful planet.
I believe that we have the capacity to create health and heal ourselves through our prayers and the foods we eat.
I believe we need to teach ourselves and each other to have discussions because
I believe that now more than ever we have a need for civil discourse.
I believe sustainable living is possible even though it is not always easy.
I believe that education is the great equalizer.
I believe we need to work to eradicate poverty and that if we do,

I believe Peace is possible and that is my wish for all of you.

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  1. That was a beautiful message:) Thanks so much! Happy Holidays and wishing you a magical New Year!:)

  2. I would expect nothing less than such a beautiful, well-versed, holiday wish from you, Tammy! My heart and soul wishes for the very same thing and maybe, just maybe, if like-minded spirits come together and embrace all that you have stated, your (and my) wishes for a healthier and happier planet earth will indeed come true.

    Many blessings to you this Christmas! Hugs! Tracy

    P.S. LOVE the photo! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I think we’re the lucky ones to have found your blog and being able to read all your wonderful posts full of passion and so much great information!
    Love this list of your beliefs, and it makes for an amazing Christmas (and not only) wish.
    Wishing the same to you, Tammy ๐Ÿ™‚

    Huge Christmas-y hugs!

  4. So eloquently written – thank you, Tammy. And the same wishes back to you, from a reader in the Australia you so kindly thought to include in your list. It’s been a joy reading your heartfelt words this year ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I wish Happy Christmas to You. The photo is really cool. Well done.

  6. What a great message. I certainly believe in you, Tammy. Thanks for your consistent and steadfast commitment to all-round goodness. Joy to you and all your loved ones.

  7. Lovely, and full of grace as always, Tammy. Best to you in the new year. I am grateful to have found your writing in 2010. Looking forward to more in 2011.

  8. That is just so beautiful, Tammy. I believe in Peace and understanding others. It is so nice to know you and read so many meaningful posts from you in the past year. Happy holidays!!!
    I hope we can learn more from each other in the next year, too.

  9. And for you as well, Tammy! The very best of everything – I wish you enough. . .

  10. Lisa H

     /  December 25, 2010

    Merry Christmas, my dear sister. Your thoughtful insight speckled with humor is always a pleasure to read.

  11. George Jurata

     /  December 25, 2010

    Merry Christmas, Tammy. I agree with you that those possibilities that you state are indeed worthwhile and atainable.

    George Jurata

  12. You summed things up nicely. Hope you’re having a good Christmas, Tammy.

  13. Richest blessings to you and yours, Tammy.

  14. Kathleen Bartolomei

     /  December 25, 2010

    My dear … what a delightful and inspiring message of hope! Thank you for calibrating my attitude, for elevating my knowledge and warming the cockles of my heart with your blog this year! Looking forward to the lessons you will share in the new year! And thanks for reminding me of the peace Cat Stevens so beautifully composed in song! Can’t open it on this site, but I will go to YouTube!

    Merry Christmas!

  15. Tammy Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful writing and a piece of your soul. You are so inspiring – a true gift to the world. I look forward to sharing the new year with you.


  16. What better than a set of rock-solid convictions to wish everyone well at Christmas? These are beautiful, Tammy, thank you.

  17. Beautifully said, Tammy. Peace in abundance back to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. You also have a reader in Denmark wishing you a very happy new year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. As always, I love your words. I hope this finds that you had a wondeful Christmas. Blessings,Kathleen

  20. Judy Swartz

     /  December 26, 2010

    I always enjoy reading your thoughts, Miss Tammy! May you and your men have a wonderful New Year!

    Merry Christmas to you from me and my men! Judy ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. LOVE this, Tammy! Especially love adding “Peace Train” – perfect message!

  22. I first heard Peace Train in 1972. I expected that we would find peace around the next bend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    One day.

    Thanks, Tammy.

  23. Dear Tammy, your message is just like you, generous, inspiring, full of hope and open to the whole wide world starting around you. There are several words I will remember from this blog : stewards, health, civil discourse, sustainable living, education, eradicating poverty. All of it may well make Peace come true, some day…
    Thank you so much Tammy, I don’t remember how I found your blog but it was certainly a happy day ๐Ÿ™‚ Many blessings for you and your in the New Year !

  24. Beautifully said Tammy. Beautifully said. Much peace to you, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. If we all work together we can make the world a better place.
    We are capable of it.
    But the are always going to be those that stir up the pot.
    It’s important to believe, keep the belief strong

  26. Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing so much with all of us!

  27. Beautiful message, and great song too.

  28. lovely message, happy holidays to you and your family!!


  29. Lovely! I’m Jewish ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. Wishing you a wonderful New Year Tammy

  31. Happy holidays to you, Tammy.

    I hope for world peace too, there are already huge challenges like global warming and food crisis, the least we can do is to stop hurting each other..

  32. Sally Mom

     /  December 30, 2010

    Tammy, I am just on and reading this wonderful message that comes from my heart as well! Thank you for so elequentley speaking in such dynamic language the words we all must feel and act on.
    I have been working in soup kitchens with other volunteers and meeting people from all over the world, landed in difficult times and not, and all sing the same song.
    Thank you Dear Dear Heart for this wonderful message.

  33. Tammy,
    I certainly love your message. I have been honored and excited by all the people I have come in contact since I started blogging. I am just as honored and excited to find your blog.

    Happy New Year to you!!!

  34. Ooooooh,..such a sweet post!!

    I wish you & your lovely family a Happy, fun & joyfull 2011 filled with good health & good food!

    Kisses from Brussels, Belgium to you!!

  35. Hi Tammy—Yes, I believe that we are all aligned with your thoughtful statements. I have enjoyed being a part of the discourse that your blog generates. Thanks for being the spark.

    May our civil discourse continue—with joy and health and goodwill–in the coming year. Nancy

  36. Kath (Eating for Living)

     /  December 31, 2010

    Thank you for this beautiful message, Tammy! I hope we’ll get closer to that in the upcoming year. Happy New Year to you!

  37. May joy and peace be yours in the new year…

  38. Hi Tammy, May love and happiness and good health be YOURS in 2011….

    Thanks for coming back to my blog. I had never heard of Hoppin JACK before… Next year, someone will make some Hoppin George!!!!! ha

    Happy New Year.

  39. Happy New Year Tammy! Thanks for all your wise words, you make me believe it is possible. For us to change, I mean, or maybe evolve. There is definitely a feeling out there at the moment. One of hope.. Love & light, Natalie

  40. Love this! I wish I had thought of something so poetic to say for the end of the year on my blog but instead I was just tired ๐Ÿ™‚ here’s to 2011!

  41. What a wonderful heartfelt wish, and I’d be hardpressed to come up with anything other. Thank you for doing a brilliant job of articulating what we all wanted to say.

  42. Such a beautiful holiday message. I came here to wish you a Happy New Year, and I feel so blessed by the greeting that was already here, a message full of hope, but also very down to earth. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Such a beautiful message.
    Best wishes in the New Year.

  44. Happy New Year!

  45. Beautiful, beautiful words. We can all do better. Happy New Year!

  46. Dear Tammy! I can’t imagine a better post here around the end of the year than your post here: You have my deepest admiration and respect for having written this, and I certainly hope that the whole world reads it! While i write this I am listening to Peace Train – I love this song (and Cat Stevens!!) and have been listening to this and his other great songs thousands of times in my younger years. In my blog I have linked to some of my favorite music – now i feel I am missing “Peace Train”……….
    I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful, lovely and Happy New year!

  47. Great message and wonderful wishes, Tammy. Keep shouting it out! You have spoken the message of our times. And congratulations on such a far-reaching blog. It’s wonderful, isn’t it?

  48. Emily Achenbaum Harris

     /  January 3, 2011

    What a lovely post! Wishing you the best in 2011.

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