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Ponderings and Promises.

Updated on December 31, 2014

Today's hub to end 2014 is all about what is really important in my life. I have never been materialistic and as the years go by I find myself turning more to compassion and care in order to try and balance all the hatred and pain that is in this world at the moment.

It is important that we try and look beyond this darkness because believe me there is still much brightness , much light and so much beauty. Whether it be in the countryside around us, in the bright lights of the cities, in the smile of an innocent child or simply in the hearts of so many people around us.

Let us take a moment to unite wherever we live, whatever our faith and promise ourselves that in this New Year ahead we will look harder to find this beauty. Also that we will do our best to care for others who are not as fortunate as ourselves.


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The two main factors

to ponder to share;

above all else

are compassion and care.

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If on your way

you meet a vagrant

smile with warmth

not seeming distant.

x

Some you come upon

with confidence so low

praise to the skies

bleak hearts glow.

x

The colour of skin

is immaterial

do we still judge

or just in denial .

x

Allow all to worship

ne'er mind their creed:

change all ways

plant that seed.

x

Many will grieve

so much pain they feel

compassion and care

will help to heal.

x

Through hate and war

death and pain

hopes so strong

so much to gain.

x

Natural disasters

ravage mankind

our prayers and hopes

united in mind.

x

The world's wildlife

nature's treasure

from your heart

cherish forever.

x

As we now step

into a brand new year

promise to care

for all you hold dear.



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Just take a moment

Yes to remember others

To care and to share.

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Moments

So precious

To nurture to cherish

Those heartfelt hopes for the future

A great belief yes stronger than all else

Find brightness where darkness once lay

A strength so surely felt

Cherished precious

Moments.

Buddy.
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I hope you all enjoyed today's hub and here I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family; Buddy (above). Buddy is my granddaughter Krystal's new baby and is already loved by all the family. I am sure there will be many stories on Buddy in the coming New Year.

A Happy New Year's Eve to you all from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.

© 2014 Eiddwen

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      John Marshall 2 years ago from glasgow

      Beautiful hub,really enjoyed every minute of it.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      This conveys a beautiful sentiment and attitude that we should all heed. There is much beauty, love, compassion and care in the world which often gets hidden behind all the terrible news and disasters. You're so right, we do need to look for it, to recognise it and to give our share of it, in order to make sure that it triumphs over sadness, cruelty and pain.

      A wonderful new year hub, Eddy, with a resolution that we can all make and carry out. I'm definitely with you on this one!

      Happy New Year to you and yours - and Buddy, he's lovely!

      Ann

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much bigj and wishing you a wonderful New year. Lots of love from Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Ann for this great comment. The sentiments in this hub mean a great deal to me as no matter how hard life has been there have always been positives ;even though at times we may have to look a little harder to find them they are still there !!! to reach out and think of others around us often make us realise that our own problems are not paramount after all and no good ever comes from doom and gloom and the problem certainly never goes away !!!

      Thank you again Ann and I wish you a wonderful New Year from my little corner of Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Gorgeous photos! So much to think about in your great words. A Happy new Year to you! Voted up!

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also Devika for your kind words and wishing you a great New year also from my little corner of Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, what an inspiration you are! This is a beautiful message to end the year and begin a new one. Your words are so true. I don't believe in New Year's resolutions, but this is the perfect Life's resolution!

      Happy New Year, my friend!

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      thank you Sha and your words are so greatly appreciated ; here's to so many more hubs for us both to share in the new a year and best wishes fro the New year for you also.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Life is good. That has been my mantra for eight years now, and as long as I remind myself of that daily, well, life is good. :)

      Happy New Year, Eddy. Thank you for this touch of beauty on a cold winter's morn.

      billy

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      Perfectly beautiful and profound thoughts to start the new year. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year. Voted up, beautiful, useful and totally awesome.

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      Dave 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      And what a way to end the old year. So many inspiring words and beautiful images.Looking forward to sharing many more in 2015. Best wishes to you.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Billy for stopping by and here's to so many more happy days for us to share on here. Happy new year to you too my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you breakfastpop as always for your loyal support and wishing you a wonderful New year .

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you DAL and let us walk into the New year with our hearts full of strength and hope. Here's to many good ties to come in the new year and lots of love to you from across the border in little Wales.

      Eddy.

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      DJ Anderson 2 years ago

      You touched my heart and made me cry, Eddy.

      You are the optimist who speaks in rhymes.

      To know what you have been through, and that you still carry an inward peace is inspiring.

      Today, you gave me words to live by, one of my favorite artists singing one of the best songs ever written, and a new puppy named Buddy.

      May you know the peace and joy that you so freely give to others.

      Happy New Year to you and yours,

      DJ.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Oh DJ what can I say but thank you foir all your loyal support over the years. Whenever I return after a spell away from HPs you are one of the first to comment on a new hub and I wish you all things good in this coming New Year . Here's to many more hubs for us both to share on here and I send you a whole load of love from my little corner of Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent sentiments wonderfully expressed and as always the pictures are stellar. thank you for writing such an upbeat hub to start/end the year.

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      Christina M. Castro 2 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Thank you so much for sharing. Happy new Year!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So very beautiful Eddy. We have so much to be thankful for, money can't buy love or contentment. I love your poetry and Buddy is precious. MJ. is one of my all time favorites. Thank you for the wonderful video...

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Eric and a Happy new year to you and yours.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also Christina and hope you had a great birthday as well as wishing you a wonderful new year.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      You are so welcome Ruby and wishing you all things wonderful in the New year.

      Eddy.

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      Smilealot 2 years ago

      The first hub of 2015 that I have read...I couldn't have chosen a better one...thank you for sharing :-))

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Beautifully shared and a great reminder to reach out and love all who come our way.

      Sending you many blessings and Angels to you this first day of our new year.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Beautiful sentiments, and I couldn't agree with you more! Thanks for including MJ's video, I love the words to his song. Oh, and Buddy is just adorable.

      I hope 2015 will be a wonderful year for you and yours.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Smilealot.

      Eddy

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Your comment so appreciated ps.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Mary and I wish you a wonderful New Year also.

      Eddy.

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      Cristen Iris 2 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      That was wonderful. Real and hopeful.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I enjoyed reading this hub, I wish you many blessings this new year.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

      Happy New Year Eddy!

      Your new addition is sooo cute! aww. :-) What a great way to end one year. And so happy I found this in the New Year. Loved the photos, especially the beautiful girls and the adorable pups with the chimp. :-)

      So very precious to read. And I pray 2015 brings you all your hopes and dreams that you promise to do just another fine job with.

      Blessings & hugs! Shared, tweet and Up ++++

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      I really liked this work my friend. Well done. whonu

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much for your kind words Iris.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Rachael and I also wish you great things to come in the New year.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Jo for your very kind words which are so sincerely appreciated. Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much whonu.

      Eddy.

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      Patty Inglish 2 years ago from North America

      Thank you for the inspiration of this Hub going into 2015. What is moe uplifting than a loved new family member and stories about a puppy? Looking forward to it all.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Patty; your comment so greatly appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      It's so easy to focus on all the negativity in the world. But there are so many beautiful things in the world to focus on also it's all about choices. Beautiful and inspiring message to take with us in the New Year Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Dana.

      Eddy.

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Very nice message Eddy and what a lovely way to end the year with such lovely thoughts or loving and embracing those who are less fortunate. Bearing in mind that we are no better than they are, but it's only by God's grace.....

      May we all be more compassionate, less selfish and more loving.

      Thanks for sharing

      Happy New Year to U my dear

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The only way to do this is through education. Through our parents, we learn so much during those formative years, so if a mistake is made, it could take decades to right the wrong. Buddy is beautiful!

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I really liked that one Eiddwen. It had some preci0us moments. The photo of Buddy was cute too. I voted it up and shared it.

      Kevin

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Beautiful Eddy! Hope all is well with you!

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Wonderful thoughts and goals for all of us in this ongoing new year.

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      rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

      Great poem and wonderful year for you :) God bless you!

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