All wealthy souls, all needy souls.

FINALLY… here comes my 2021 wrap-up. It has been both a great and droff year to reflect on, droff because of Covid-19 that wrecked places around the world and yet great because the vaccines came in handy to rein in the rising death tolls (just received my first jab two days ago).

But the bug is still here with us, very much available during this festive season, and I appeal to all of us not to let down our guards. Let’s continue with taking the usual precautions: put on a visor, sanitize and keep distance where necessary.

This year, I met kindness in people, and I am much grateful for it. Hail to friends worth keeping like Cindy of Unique Times, Jeff of Develop. Inspire. Transform, Daphny of Daphny the Introvert Writer , Wic of Letters to Pogue, Ivor of Ivor.Plumber/Poet, John Coyote, Michael of King’s Gospel Online, Akwafrigeria, Eddie of Eddie Two Hawks… oh, the list keeps growing daily, all who have in various invaluable ways put smiles on my face here with their great works and kind compliments.

In fact, I’m even grateful to you who is reading this now, for having you as a friend and closer partner. Next year, Godwilling, we will do greater things together. I very much look forward to reading your inspiring, insightful and helpful posts.

This is my end-year message to we-all, one that many have come across in my comments: “Keep writing, keep spreading the love.” Do not forget that that writing you’re wondering whether it would be important to share could just be the beginning of someone’s healing. Share love in your writings, because as long as you do so, you are helping make the world a better place. Love is what we can use to change the world.

There are people, lots of people, who have had a rough past and just need someone to tell them how important they are, how much they still matter. And this you can do. Whether in writing or in person, spread love.

This festive season, and throughout your life on earth, put smiles on people’s faces. Everyone is needy, do not forget – it is only our categories of needs that differ. One could have plenty of material wealth in this world, but deep down their soul, there is a pit that needs filling. It could be mental, physical, spiritual or emotional. Another, on the other hand, could have the blessings of good health and family but lack food, clothing or shelter, or even peace so to speak. So here we go, we would be liars if we say we have nothing to give to others: we are all wealthy, and we are all needy, all at the same time.

If we master these and many others that you have all mentioned in your great blogs, then life’s gonna change for some, and ultimately for all of us.

I very much look forward to meeting you on the other side, when this tired ship docks on December 31, 2021 and we board another on January 1, 2022, Godwilling. Meanwhile, I’ll be reading.

I leave you with this poem I wrote earlier today:

A world with love

How wonderful,
O how meaningful
this world would be
with love in every mind
and concern for every kind:
the trees would see,
the birds would meet
and both would sing and dance to it.

With love in this world
and care in every fold,
every child would grow
without hostility in their heart.
With love in this world
and concern for not just gold,
every animal would know
that humans were once, their kin.

If every human being
Would release their clenched fists,
and if, every terror wing
would drop their guns and twits,
then every soul would learn
that there's actually no race,
that all we need is to make fun
and learn to impart grace.

If every heart would decide
to be meek and gentle,
if every neck that's crowned with pride
would say: I'm nolonger your mantle,
and if they would all bend
to give respect to love,
then every creation would find
a meaningful world, full of love.

Find the poem’s narration on my YouTube channel.

53 Comments

  1. Wic says:

    I got a mention in your post! I don’t get many of those so thank you😊 And, yes, it would be great to aspire to touch the world with our writing next year. A wonderful thought to take into the coming year. Again thank you.

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    1. You’re much welcome, Wic. It’s been a pleasure reading your writings and coming by such graceful comments from you on my posts. Thank you too. Foward we move together. πŸ€πŸ˜‡

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  2. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:

    Merry Christmas and an amazing poet and his words.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for your kindness, Johnnie, and for reblogging my post. Forever grateful to have you as a friend and a mentor.

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      1. johncoyote says:

        Was my pleasure and you are welcome Lamittan.

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  3. johncoyote says:

    I agree my friend. When we learn, we are more the same than different. It would be a better world.

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    1. Indeed!! Thank you so much for noting, and for reblogging, my friend and mentor.

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      1. This is just Wonderful! I’m really glad we connected as well.

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      2. You’re much welcome, King. 🀝

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      3. 🀝🀝😎

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  4. ivor20 says:

    Thank you my generous friend πŸ˜ŠπŸŒπŸŽ„

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    1. My pleasure, Ivor. You’ve been a source of smiles to me, and I’m forever grateful for that. 🀝

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      1. ivor20 says:

        Smiling is good 😊

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  5. Jeff Flesch says:

    This is so beautiful, Lamittan. I’m honored to know you, and to get to experience your lovely words, kindness, and compassion. You are a light shining bright. This was my favorite part of your post, β€œShare love in your writings, because as long as you do so, you are helping make the world a better place. Love is what we can use to change the world.” This is the truth. Your poem is also wonderful. Much love to you, my dear friend. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. Aww, Jeff, what a huge measure of kindness and praise I ain’t that much worthy of! I feel humbled, my friend. Thanks in a big way. Your words have given me strength to continue writing. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You are more than worthy, dear friend. I’m glad this is so! Have a beautiful weekend, Lamittan. β€οΈβ€πŸ©Ήβ€οΈβ€πŸ©Ή

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      2. Pleasure. Have a beautiful weekend and yuletide too, Jeff. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ™

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      3. Jeff Flesch says:

        Thank you; you too. πŸ’–πŸ™πŸŽ„πŸ’–

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  6. Mike U. says:

    Wonderful, heartfelt and profound sentiments, Lamittan, and your poetry is beautiful and inspired. Here’s wishing you the best this Christmas season, and let’s all work together to make this world better. We can do it. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh Mike, thank you so much, Friend. I’m glad you’re here and even happier to hear such benevolent words from you. Indeed, let’s all make it a better world. Have the best of this Christmastime too. πŸ€πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  7. AKwafrigeria says:

    Don’t know how I missed this ,but thanks for the reminder, Lami the motherland is happy to have you as a son, there’s so much to do and with love we will do it with ease ,thank you so much I feel honoured , and I am happy to have you as a friend, once again thanks for all you do πŸ₯°

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    1. My pleasure πŸ’–πŸ’–. What an immeasurable scale of benevolence from you, dear. It’s heartening to hear you say these, and I can’t even find enough words to appreciate. I’m even much honoured to have you as a friend. Thanks a lot. ❀❀❀

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      1. AKwafrigeria says:

        Okay bro, πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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      2. ❀❀🌷

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  8. AKwafrigeria says:

    And you look handsome, cuuuuuteπŸ₯°

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    1. Aww, I’m blushing πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜„πŸ˜‡ Thank you once more. πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜β€

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      1. AKwafrigeria says:

        Yeah, pls blush some moreπŸ₯°

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      2. ❀❀❀

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  9. β€œKeep writing, keep spreading the love.”

    You are definitely doing that, Lamittan. You’re such a positive presence on the blogosphere, and your kindness shines through in your comments and posts. As 2021 draws to a close, I wish you a great time ahead, and that you hit 2022 running!

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    1. Thank you, Stuart, for such fond words. It feels warm that I can be considered a positive figure by great and good-natured bloggers like you. Can’t find any better way to show my heartfelt appreciation, dear. Wishing you a greater time in 2022 too. πŸ€πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  10. Eugi says:

    What a wonderful post, Lamittan! It’s very nice meeting you!

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    1. Oow, thanks for your kind words. I’m glad you liked it. Happy to connect with you too. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ€

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      1. Eugi says:

        My pleasure! 😊

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  11. I love this poem.

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    1. Thank you so much for the love, my friend and spiritual nourisher Phyllis.

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  12. Lekiejohn says:

    Hi,This is my email lekiejohn@gmail.com,please can you email me?? I need help.I hope to see your mail.thanks

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  13. Wow Lamittan,

    First off let me say how honored I was to read my name and your treasured words. Thank you beyond words!

    Secondly, how can you be soooo young and wise. Truly I thought you were older with all of your insights you share.

    Third, I love you bright beautiful face, your words of reflection and in poetry that were so heartfelt.
    I’m in Blog rehab but I had to breakout to send you love and thanks for being so bright, beautiful and putting a smile on my face alwaysπŸ’–πŸ’–
    πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ’–

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    1. Oh, Cindy. That touched my heart! Thanks for your benevolence and for taking your time, in the middle of your activities, to make such a graceful comment. I can’t put it in words how much honoured I feel. Thank you, my friend!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒ·πŸ™

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      1. It was worth every minute to get the gift of your writing in my comments Lamittan. YHou are a special man and I’m grateful for your friendship. You’re so welcome but don’t tell anyone.. I’m on break.. lol 🀣😘

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      2. With pleasure. What an immensurable magnitude of loving-kindness! You’re special to me too πŸ₯°πŸ’–. And of course, I will keep the little secret between us πŸ˜‚πŸ€ Couldn’t resist a warm chuckle that brought to my face. Aren’t you full of charming fun!! Wishing you a happy new year. Have a whale of a time, dear Cindy. 🌷

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      3. awwwww… you are king to me as you are a sweetheart. Thanks so much. Oh good and glad you’re laughing and appreciate your trust of my secret..🀣. I might have to break out of blog rehab tomorrow so stay tuned. I mean it is Fri-Yay Funday after all.. hahahahah. Thanks and off for a “whale of a time”. You are full of surprise slogans. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒ·

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      4. Oh bless my heart, such a noteworthy display of cordiality. Interracting with you is just quite enjoyable, amazing. Thanks for the warm and timely reminder about Fri-Yay Funday too. Can’t wait to meet you in that great post, and to learn as always. Lots of pleasure. ❀❀🌷

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      5. awwww thanks my friend.. nothing to learn tomorrow or maybe but time to cut loose.. xo xoxox πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ See you there! 😘

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      6. Still okay. Time to make fun just as the name suggests (Fri-yey Funday 😊). See ya then, my friend! πŸ₯°β€

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      7. Awesomeness! I’m up and running whenever you are.. 🀣 πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ Happy New Year Mamittan! πŸ’–

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      8. Thank you so much, dear Cindy. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ₯°πŸ˜ Wishing you prosperity this year too. πŸ™

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  14. Moonshine says:

    Wonderful post Lamittan, the poem at the end is splendid as well. Love can make the change!

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    1. Thank you, dear Moonshine, for the fond compliment. I couldn’t agree more. I’m very glad you liked the poem. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  15. Ingrid says:

    A beautiful New Year message, Lamittan: Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Oh wow, thank you so much, Ingrid. I’m very pleased that you liked it. Happy new year to you too. 😊🀝

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  16. Isack ochieng says:

    Wow! What a wonderful work,
    Keep it up bro.

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    1. Thank you bro 😊

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