Sunday, 3 January 2010

New Year Wish

I wish you all the best - self understood, isn't it? All the things you wish for, all the little joys that make your moments more pleasant,everything that makes you happy.

But what would I make my special wish this year? Let me see.

Let me show you a picture here. I have already written once - somewhere other than here - that this is my favourite monument. Do you have a fav among monuments? I'm not a monument fan or anything, it's just that this one really pegged it right on thr head!

It was built in memory of an important priest. He was a voice of reason, also teaching people economics and playing the role of a patron to some of them.

You know what such monuments usually say? There is a verse or maybe something from the bible, can be quite poetic sometimes and then people think those deep thoughts trying to find out whether they agree with them or not.

Not this one:



It is located in a town in Slovenia and the message on it is quite simple:



"Let's pray for common sense."

That is my wish for this world - common sense, plenty of it, we need it!

All the other wishes will be closer to their realisation if this one comes true, don't you think? No trading big and truly meaningful issues for the ego of the mighty ones, no selling the show and image to people when they need the right information, no leaving anyone behind just to please the ones in the front rows, no buying weapons where people die of hunger and... you get it, I'm sure. I'll stop here or you'll need a shovel to dig yourselves out of all I say here.

So whenever you hear of people doing something mean convinced they are absolutely right and entitled to do it and you shake your heads in disbelief, that's exactly what I mean - common sense, that's what this world is missing.

Doesn't sound festive enough? Sorry that's me - I love you all, truly, but to be honest, I'm a clumsy person, I suck at celebrating, still wishing the best to each and everyone.

13 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good one to me Minka. More common sense.

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  2. I'm glad we agree on this, Ellen! :)

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  3. Definitely a wonderful wish for the new year...and any year! It also reminds me to read Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense'. :)

    Have a lovely 2010, Minka!

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  4. You too, Teresa! I might consider your idea and read it too, then. :)

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  5. Minka: you have been a great blogger friend and I thank you. Your thoughts are perfect for the new year. I agree. Happy New Year.

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  6. O, thank you! It meand a lot to me.

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  7. I'll jump on the band wagon for more common sense. Can you imagine how wonderful everyday life would be if more people would just stop and think for even a minute?

    Happy New Year?

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  8. Ooops, I didn't mean to put a ? at the end of that. Yikes.

    I meant, "Happy New Year!!!" :-)

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  9. Common sense is sadly all too lacking these days.

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  10. Ah Minka, a lovely wish for the world. I'll wish for it right along with you!

    Happy New Year my friend!

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  11. So glad to hear from you again! Thanks! Happy New Year to you, to, my friend!

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