Have you smiled yet today?

It's almost half way through January and I'm finally getting around to posting my New Year's resolution:

Make someone smile and laugh every day.

That's easier said than done as most people around me here in Libya are pretty depressed.. Everyone I meet tells me they are unhappy with the way things are turning out.  Pessimism prevails, I hear the phrase 'sinking ship' frequently - I think I've even used it myself a time or two. It's hard to be upbeat and optimistic. Maybe they should start putting anti-depressants in the bread supply. Meanwhile, I will try my best to honor my New Year's resolution. 


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  1. Hi, Teri. Maybe Voltaire was right. His Candide finally concludes, after many horrendous adventures, that all one can do is tend to one's own garden. I feel more and more like we have less and less control over our lives. Teaching in a public university is showing me such absurdity. And yet, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and my garden speaks to me. There is hope. May the new year bring some sort of stability...
    best, nadia

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