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Healthy And Happy 2021

January 3, 2021

2020, a year not to remember, except for the lessons we hopefully learned.

A continuing and constant thought on this site is that we have no control over what comes our way, we only have control over our response.  2020, with the pandemic, certainly made the point of the “what comes our way” part.  It was an extra challenge for the choosing our response part.  It made it in a commanding and global way.  It came to everyone.  Everyone was/is affected.  Yet, we must remember that we always have a choice in our response.  

You Cannot Lower Your Mountain,  You Can Elevate Yourself!

We are all so grateful that 2020 is over.  We begin 2021, with the hope that the pandemics challenges are at least mostly behind us and we can soon return to normalcy (whatever that was).


As we begin another new year, another new, another beginning, we look forward to all that we wish for.  The good that we wish for ourselves, is the good that we wish for others and vice-versa.

For this New Year, let’s do more than just wish.  Let’s make this a “Happy New Year”.  Let’s make this the year where our deeds make our wishes reality.  A year where we tap into “all of our possibilities” and potential to become the human we were destined and created to be. A year where we each do our part to make our world a better one.  No matter what the circumstances are.

We have learned once again, that we have no control over what comes our way such as the pandemic.  To make it a happy year, let us focus on that which we do have control of; that which we say and what we do.

We can get there by constantly striving to make all of our actions directed to a purpose higher than just ourselves.

All that we need and the world we all wish for is in our hands.

Many years ago there was this great old wise man, a seer, who was coming to a town to speak.  His reputation preceded him, so that many people waited with great anticipation for his arrival and then went to hear him speak.  Among them, was this one young and skeptical man, who went simply to challenge the wise man.  After the wise man spoke, there was a Q&A. When it was the young mans turn, he put out his cupped hands and asked the wise man what was in his hands. The wise man replied, “two little birds”, which was correct. The young man was impressed, but he was still skeptical, so he asked whether they were dead or alive. The wise man knew that if he replied, “they’re dead”, the young man would open his hands and the birds would fly away. If he replied “they’re alive”, the young man would crush the birds in his hands. The wise man’s reply was simply

“the answer is all in your hands.”

“Each person must see himself as though the entire world were held in balance and any deed he may do could tip the scales.” – Maimonides

May 2021 be your best year ever…so far!!

Healthy and Happy 2021

Be Good Do Good Think Good Be Healthy

Choose Wisely



12 Comments leave one →
  1. Jackie permalink
    January 17, 2021 9:53 am

    A beautiful message for a hopefully beautiful new year. Thank you Fred:))

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 17, 2021 10:01 am

      Thank You Jackie. I share your hope but more than hope let’s make it so as in “the answer is all in your hands”

  2. Helen permalink
    January 6, 2021 12:32 pm


  3. Bob permalink
    January 5, 2021 10:58 am

    there aren’t too many constants in this world, but you are a constant voice for what is good and righteous. Blessings upon you Fred. I am grateful for you and all that you do.
    Happy New Year, Dr Bob

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 5, 2021 2:32 pm

      I am really touched by your comment, particularly coming from a man like you! I will constantly try to live up to your standard.
      Thank You Dr. Bob

  4. Alison permalink
    January 3, 2021 7:37 pm


    Indeed, I am grateful for the lessons of 2020 and that the year is over.

    My wish, desire, dream for us all is that we choose to see ourselves and others through the eyes of loving kindness.

    Thank you for the reminder that choice is always in my hands.


    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 3, 2021 7:49 pm

      Thank you for sharing your wish, desire, and dream with us. I wish your dream comes true

  5. Lynda permalink
    January 3, 2021 6:44 pm

    Happy New Year Fred! Thank you for this inspirational message for 2021! May we embrace hope, stay positive and take care of each other. And remember the big difference the smallest gestures can make.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 3, 2021 6:49 pm

      Thank You Lynda
      May your mays come true

  6. Beni permalink
    January 3, 2021 4:56 pm


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