Saturday, December 30, 2017

A brand new year...

It's the end of 2017.

How did we ever make it through?

This year was filled with chaos, division, protests and some of the worst natural disasters we've ever seen..

Terrorist attacks both foreign and domestic.

Income inequality became wider.

Then there's the opioid epidemic and unimaginable amounts of gun violence.

Poverty is on the rise.

For the first time people are dying younger...

Some might say it's looking pretty bleak.

So, will 2018 be better?

Only if we make it better.

It all ends up trickling down to us. ( that, I suspect is the real meaning of trickle down )

So what can we do?

We can be kind. We can be sensitive to the feelings of others.

We can take little steps.

We can reach out, lend a hand, give an hour or two.

Make a call.

Tutor a child.

Start a conversation.

Donate to a worthy cause.


Start a movement!

One candle really can light the darkness.

One person really can make a difference.

Let's all quit procrastinating and saying we'll do it tomorrow.

Let's do it now.

Let's make some noise, let's change the world!

Happy New Year!

Noodle and crew


  1. Yep, we all are looking forward to a better 2018, we think.

  2. Those are all such good ideas, even if you only do one or two of them. Every little bit helps. Happy New Year.

  3. Well mee-yowed Noodle thee Kat!!! LadyMum says yur one clevurr namkat an mee agreess. If efurryone was a bit kinder thee werld wood bee nicer. As fur thee pawlitickss....wee just hope fingss get sorted out an fingss improve!
    Happy MEW Year deer furend, Siddhartha henry =^,.^= an LadyMum :)

  4. Somehow we always make it through Noodle and it's up to us to keep it that way. Happy New Year from all of us!

  5. Hari OM
    Agreed, and again we are in unison of thought and word - and, I suspect, deed, dear Noodle! Let us move over the threshold of 2018 with light in our own hearts and pray it sheds a little elsewhere. Much Love and Good Wishes, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. We are purring for a better year...Happy New Year, Noodle!

  7. Yours truly, making noise daily!!!! A great year is coming up for you, Noodle. Patience.

  8. Wishing you and your family a Happy and healthy 2018! XO

  9. When somebody came up with the expression "Vote for Change" they came up with a truth that is now more important than ever if the real folk of this world are to get by and help others survive. I hopes that whoever folks are, 2018 will be a good happy and prosperous (and not just financially) New Year....
    Toodle pips and Happy New Year purrs

  10. Can you tattoo this in the head of every man in a suit on the Capitol please, and every rich person who doesn't care. Oh and while you are at it Mark Zuckerberg and the people who own Google too. Once that's done Keep Shouting Noodle, keep writing and keep reminding people that there is too much unfairness - and that WE MUST FIGHT.

    * Have A Happy and Determined New Year *

    Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

  11. We agree completely! We need to keep going, keep challenging, keep working on making things better in the face of people wanting to tear it all down. Happy New Year, Noodle. Thank you for inviting us into your world over the past year and here's looking forward to the next!

  12. That's so true, Noodle. Each and every one of us can make a difference.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year and let's hope 2018 is better for everyone (those that deserve it that is).

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  13. May 2018 bring you health and happiness, toys and treats, laps and scritchies!

    May 2018 also be better for humans. They really need to fix things!

  14. I've decided that 2018 has GOT to be better than 2017. It just HAS to. MOUSES!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! purrs

  15. We all have a part (even if it is a small one) to play! Happy New Year!

  16. We are with you, Noodle :) Pawkisses for a Happy Healthy New Year! Let's make it a great one :) <3