I'm sure others also had the big conversations over their Thanksgiving dinners. What's going to happen in December? Will the world really end? Where
do we want to be on the 21st? Will we be together as a family "just in case"?
If nothing else, it did provide for some good conversations and let us think about what we're really thankful for, our families (in many cases).
As I watched the children play and the adults laugh (what can I say, it was a GOOD Thanksgiving for a change), then the tears flow as we remembered
those we have lost in the recent years, I wondered what was to come and whether this would be our last. Not only due to the 2012 concepts, but due to
life itself. We've had many deaths in the past 4 years as I'm sure my purple sibling has shared on here. There has been so much change already in
our family, but we're still holding on. What more is to come?
As always, the Holiday Season has brought forth nostalgia. Some of the injuries to our hearts are newer than others and cause much more pain. Some of
it was of happy times and how the next generation is following in our footsteps whether it be good or bad. I had such high aspirations for the
generation that has now reached adulthood. Some of those aspirations were met, others were not, but now we are able to transfer them to the next
generation down. Mere babies, playing in the floor as we watch. Full of hope and wonderment, full of potential. Will the world be here for them? Will
they get to grow up? My heart has no choice but to tell me "yes".
So, on December 22nd, do we do the same things we did on Jan 1st 2000? Do we do the same things we did the day after all the other "end of the world
prophecies" that didn't come true? ... or will we be here to do anything at all? The logical side of me says nothing will take place out of the
ordinary, the world won't come to an end, the following day will come and go and we will continue on just as we have. But, the spiritual side still
wonders. Maybe it'll be the return of Christ himself, it gives hope and is the best possible outcome my imagination can muster, that is if the
extremists are wrong as I know they are and everyone will have the opportunity to know and accept as opposed to their idea of being swept up while the
rest of us burn. Yes, there is even the possibility that he doesn't exist, but my heart wants to believe he does. It's a matter of faith and belief.
You don't have to share it in order for me to give you basic human respect and I'm not the type to shove it down someone's throat
Anyway, what will happen? What will the result be if it does or doesn't happen? Will there be riots regardless of whether it happens or not? Will
people come together with their families or will the lash out as the hour draws near? Regardless of whether we believe it or not (I guess I'm in the
"not crowd"), it still affects us. We are a socialized civilization. Even the fringe beliefs have an effect on us. We interact on a daily basis with
the people around us. Their actions are determined by what they feel and believe, so it does have an effect on us whether we believe it or not. What
effects has it had already and what effects are yet to come?
I guess I just wanted to ramble a bit and get it "out there" and see what others think or feel about the date closing in on us. What are your
expectations? What's going to happen? What will be the results for either outcome?
Thanks for taking a moment to read and reply.