Whatcha doin' this New Year?
It seems to me that our communities and neighbourhoods are less friendly than they used to be.
With both parents employed in many familes, many children, sort of like my Dad said about Topsy, "just growed".
With the movement that has occurred in many families, often extended family members, including grandparents, live a long way away.
Perhaps some of us could find some local children and, with parents' agreement, become more or less substitute grandparents.
Helping our young people develop more facets to their life - including knowing more about, and developing increased respect for, old folks?
And, just maybe, being more willing to support pension plans that pay out to us, after they join the work force?
Many of us could also help support community-building activities in our community which would help its various members to feel more connected, thus build a greater feeling of loyalty to their community.
'Twould sure provide a shot in the arm for our zest for living, as well, doncha think?
Good wishes to all for a fine New Year.