While many of us enjoy a meal and fun times with family and friends let us not forget those interned, imprisoned or isolated. As 2009 comes to a close and we start to think about the coming year let’s carefully weigh our intentions and seek out those who will support us in our efforts and at improving our circumstances. We are not alone in the world however so let us also try to consider others whether we share life philosophies or viewpoints and find some area of common ground. We’ve got one world, one planet (that we can currently inhabit) and the gift of life. No matter where we are we can rise even if it’s to turn our face to a ray of sunlight for a few minutes a day to find that moment of stillness and peace. Namaste.