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A time to reflect

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A time to reflect

Hi

As we enter the last day of 2008 may we take a moment out to reflect on how lucky we have been to have experienced travelling to far off lands as many in the world will never know what it is like to travel as we know it. Many will have no comprehension of words such as Tripadvisor, Popularity Index, holiday, beach, all inclusive, being full up, etc

All too often you see people here on Tripadvisor moan about all sort of things which in the overall mix of things would not even register on the scale of real problems such as poverty, starvation and living in a war torn country

May we also as we enter the New Year think of those brave men and women serving abroad in the name of freedom. May we also think of those whom we have lost in 2008 and will not be entering 2009 with us – some will be close loved ones and others will be people we have never had the privilege to meet that died serving their country or the local community

May 2009 bring some form of peace to our troubled planet and may all our reasonable desires be fulfilled

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Thank you for this humble reminder of how fortunate most of us truly are. Happy New Year

Washington, DC
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Amen

N.H.
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Amen Flip......Happy New Year!!

Edmonton
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Wow flipflop, well said.

I was just sitting here thinking how crappy the weather is out side and we still have another month until vacation when I clicked on to your post. Talk about opening my eyes and realizing how nice it is for us to feel that cold weather while knowing we can step right back into the warmth.

Thanks for that and have a great New Year.

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Flipflop,

Your post puts it all in perspective. We should all step back, reflect, and be grateful for how fortunate we truly are. Thank you for the needed reminder. Happy New Year!

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yes thank you, truly well said

Happy New Year everyone

Dallas, Texas
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That was very well said. Thank you. :)

New Jersey
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Eloquent and heartfelt...thank you.

A Happy and Healthy New Year to all.

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Well said.

ri
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We are so blessed. I truly feel humbled by your post.