I haven’t been online much in the last couple weeks. Some personal things I’ve been dealing with for a long time have come up again. Well anyway that’s not what I want to talk about here. I have a few things on my mind I want to share with you guys. Nothing about Infinite Flight. Nothing about aviation. Just a few words to this community. Our community.
The final countdown. 2018 is almost over. What a year. A lot of things happened, a lot of things changed, and a lot remains the same.
It’s these special days right before Christmas when you realize how fast the time passed. You think about what you experienced during the past year. You think about what you did right, what you did wrong or what you didn’t do. You think about where you stand in your life. You think about yourself. You think about your family. You think about the people you have or have not in your life. You think about what you have, about what you wish, about what you hope. It’s an interesting time.
Let’s face it, the days before christmas aren’t much different if you think about it. Just normal days in our calender. You go to school, you go to work. You live your daily life. Nothing special, and yet something is different. I’m not a big believer myself. It has been a while since I went to church. And still, Christmas is a time that has a certian effect on me. I try to rethink, I try to get a moment of quiet.
And maybe some of you do the same. Or maybe you don’t. Maybe you don’t even celebrate. Each and every one of us is different. We grew up differently. We were educated differently. We live all around the globe, we know different cultures, some of us might be wealthy, some of us are not. Some of us are happy, some of us are not. Some of us are where they want to be, some of us are still looking. But despite all those differences, at the end we’re all the same. We’re all humans. And even though there are so many conflicts around the globe there are communities like ours that proof that it can also work differently. A place where people from all around the globe join together because they share a common interest.
I want to say two things:
Whoever you are, where ever you live: I wish you some happy holidays, a happy end for 2018 and a great start for 2019. For those who have to work and therefore are not able to spend Christmas or New Years Eve with the people they love, be you a police officer, soldier, nurse, power plant operator, taxi driver, pilot, ATC officer, firefighter, … : Thank you for your service. I hope you get to spend a few quiet moments anyway. For those in hospitals: I can only imagine that it must be hard spending these days in a hospital. I hope you get to enjoy a few days of peace and quite anyway. Get well soon. And for those who are struggling with their mental health. You’re not alone with this. It’s okay not to be okay. You’re not worth less just because who you are. I know, sometimes it’s hard to believe that, but it’s the truth. You’re not alone. And to each and every one: Merry Christmas.
This post is off-topic. This post is not moderator approved. So if it gets closed and you’ve read this far anyway: Read “1.” again. Better to end on a good note.
Dear Community: Thank you. Merry Christmas. And a Happy New Year.