You’re so beautiful and so vicious. Please, for the New Year, scream enthusiastically of two things: (1) Kindness and (2) Chutzpah. You know Kindness, World. We all do; we’re the majority. It’s a shame that greed and destruction claim relentless power. It’s outrageous that a loud lunacy has successfully demoted Kindness to something that’s not only invisible but “bad” and “threatening.” You’ve come this far, World. You haven’t simply let evil get past you – not without taking note, standing up to it, fighting against it. Chutzpah. Spunk. Resiliency. These are some of your greatest resources, and they’re in abundance. It’s prime time to proudly use them to their greatest extent.
People hate the Jews, World, because we’re said to be “chosen.” Yet what we're chosen for, according to scripture and ancient narrative, is to bring peace on earth. We can’t do it alone, never wanted to. We’re only 2% of America, only .2% of You. In fact, Your main religions share this goal. It’s a mission that requires copious amounts of chutzpah. Those of us able to fight full-force this moment, must do so on behalf of those struggling to survive the same moment. Let's nurture ourselves and each other every breath of the journey. We need each other. Time to admit this. Let’s stop fighting over words and egos, World.
I know that this sometimes overly feisty and otherwise flawed woman has room for improvement. I’ll keep working on it, World. Thanks for the fairly constant loving wisdom in others who've given hugs, guidance, and support. We are, after-all, a family of humankind.
Together, we can and we will work towards a better World, one that will most certainly challenge us with plenty of opportunities for Kindness and Chutzpah. Humor too. Let us never forget the life-sustaining powers of laughter.
I won’t say “Happy New Year,” World. “Happy” is an unreasonable, arbitrary expectation. I’ll say this: May we best take care of our human family. May we not only be kind to each other. May we find in ourselves, and through unity, the chutzpah needed to rise above and beyond threats to our lives and to all Your beauties. May we make progress towards a better YOU for all of humankind.
With Sincere Hopefulness and Gratitude,
Robyn Alana Engel
I love you.
Let's do what we do best in 2017: Keep on keeping on by way of kindness and chutzpah.
Smooches and chocolate to you all.