Adios 2016-it’s been real

Buh Bye 2016!  

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

We hope your Christmases were met with good health and happiness as you celebrated the season.  This year is drawing to an end and like many of you out there, we are ready for a new chapter.  2016 will go down as by far one of the most bizarre and tragic.

The public figures we have lost this year seems to be one of the worst in recent years and 2016 doesn’t seem to want to stop taking them from us, with the most recent passing of Carrie Fisher.

The election south of the border was, well, interesting to say the least.  The result of which we will be seeing the fall out from over the next 4 years and hopefully it won’t be too notable.

The atrocities in Syria are still ongoing and from someone who lives in Canada, I can’t even begin to imagine what they are living through.  We should all be extremely thankful we have the good fortune of being born where we were.  It is truly by chance for all of us and if the same things were happening here, we would hope others would want to help us.

Global warming is at an all time high and whether you are of any religious faith or not, I fail to understand how these two things cannot exist together.  Surely if we were given this Earth, we would be expected to take care of it.

But hey, there were good things too. Maybe in your own life, 2016 was a great year.  Maybe you got a new job that you love.  Maybe you moved to a new home.  Maybe you met someone who enriches your life.

Crave Life had a great year!  There were over 12000 views to our blog and 1200 likes to our posts!  We are so very happy that you have joined us to read some recipes or fitness posts or to get some movie or music suggestions.  We love to share things that give us a smile and also things that cause us to pay attention to the world around us.

We thank you for reading and following us here and on other social media.  We thank you for the comments and when you share our posts.  We thank the other bloggers out there who have re-blogged us or have asked us to share on their sites.

We hope that 2017 is amazing for all of you and that we can say it will be the best year yet this time next year!  So I close today with a quote from the beloved Carrie Fisher, who was one of the first strong female characters I saw as a kid when she played Princess Leia.  I wasn’t a cool kid, but when I dressed up as Princess Leia for Halloween in 1977, the side buns and white robe made me cooler than ever.  Thank you Carrie.

“Please stop debating about whether or not I aged well. Unfortunately, it hurts all three of my feelings. My body hasn’t aged as well as I have. Blow us.”



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