Well, 2008 pretty much sucked. Our hapless and evil leaders, bush and cheney managed to leave at a low point. Compare that to where President Elect Obama starts....yes also a low point for the country but looking at a positive future. I mean how can things get worse?
Many of us are somewhat insulated from the 'worse.' Our family is all doing well as most of our relatives are doing well. However, as the New Year starts there are many families on the edge of desperation and they are going to need everyone's help. Now is the time to help charities rather than cut back. I am sending money to some of them today. Sending some money to the Road Runner Food Bank is a sure bet.
I will cut back on donations to some of the environmental groups I support in favor of organizations that help the newly destitute.. Not all of them, but some enviro groups that I think are quick to criticize the new President's cabinet officers before they even have sat down at their desk. It is almost like they are so cemented into adversarial roles that they cant look up from their own desk to see what is going on.
One thing is for sure. 2009 will be an interesting year.