‘Cause I gotta have faith. – George Michael
Hello, I hope everybody is enjoying the holidays. Boy, do we need to.
Like everybody else, 2016 has been a crock of s*** for me. I won’t reiterate the reasons why because a) I don’t want to bring you down in case you’re in a good mood and b) because I don’t want to be in competition with all the sh*tty things that happened to you, as comparative suffering is very in, at the moment. Let us be collectively joyful instead.
And you’ve brought me a lot of joy. You truly have, and not just in this year. And the insatiable people-pleaser wants to please you too. Whenever I have my blogging thoughts, I always think of how I can do it better. What will make you feel better. What can I do, in my little, fleeting existence, to make everyone feel better.
And so, in my yearly round-up post, I’ve decided not to nit-pick over the year that’s gone by on Of Opinions. I don’t want to bore you over the number of times I quit blogging. I don’t want to bother you over my depressing stats. I don’t want to admit to you how I really didn’t do my part in the blogging community, hardly keeping up with my blogging friends or making new ones. I don’t presume to think you would care about the fact that I most enjoyed blogging this year when I wrote my Bridget Jones fan fiction. All of that is inconsequential. It doesn’t matter, and we won’t think about it. We will look ahead. And we will arm ourselves, not with debit cards and banking apps in case you’re Indian, but with lots of love.
All you need is love. Love is all you need. And you and I gotta have faith in it. Before I mix my pop icons further, I just want to say, I haven’t been much faithful this year. I haven’t cheated, I’ve just been faithless. Cynical, despairing. I can’t feel the love, even if love is all around me.
But, that needs to change. That’s why I have you, among others. You’re my community. You have to help me help you. Or maybe, help me help me.
See, as we end this year together, I don’t want to bulls*** you with my opinions. I don’t have wisdom today, only feeling. And I feel, that we gotta have faith. Faith, that we will hang in there no matter what happens. Faith, that we will grow back some spine and integrity in case we let it crumble because we were selfish and afraid. Faith, that we will get our spirits back and not leave the dancing only to musical films. Faith, that we will think of others without ignoring ourselves. Faith, that we will hope, anticipate, be faithful just because it is better than giving up.
Thank you very much for being one of the few good things of 2016. You don’t know how much your faith in this blog and blogger means to the blog and blogger.
Lots and lots of love😊😜😙✌💝.
How are you feeling today?