Its another new year, permit me to say a warm hearty new year cheer to everyone in the world. The year 2012 was awesome, bad, and also filled with several heartbreaking situations. 2012 might have been made up of dark nights, but i can assure you that 2013, your morning star will definitely rise.

Have you said your new year resolutions, so that they will ride you through till the end of 2013? Its definitely going to be a long year, and you don’t want to forget your resolutions before the end of the 1st quarter of the year. So many do that and this is as a result of several issues beyond their control.

Sometimes in the year 1910, August 26th to be precise, a beautiful, soul- inspiring child was born. An ethnic of Albanian, Indian Roman Catholic nun.She made her own resolution. In her words

                “By blood, I am Albanian, By citizenship an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, its belongs entirely to the heart of Jesus”.

This was her resolution in life; to help the world. She founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. Sadly, she suffered a heart attack in Rome in 1983, another in 1989. In 1991, she battled with pneumonia, and in April 1996, fell and broke her collar bone. She departed from among the living September 5th, 1997. Mother Teresa loved everyone especially the less privileged amongst us.

All around the world, there are several cases of violence; against women and against children especially. One of such is the recent killing at  Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, on December 14th 2012,  where 20 innocent, hopeful,  beautiful  children where shot dead and 6 educators as well. Ever since, parents and citizens have been traumatized and this has generated reactions from around the world with the most recent from celebrities @, asking President Barack Obama to take a stand on guns control as nearly 33 Americans are killed everyday with a gun (and this is just in America). In the news, most people are of the opinion that guns should be legalized as this might bring to a halt issues of this kind, Some have started giving shooting lessons to teacher so they could protect themselves in case of future occurrence. Then, you can imagine everyone having a gun and knowing how to use the gun. Probably, the world would be the safest place since everyone can protect himself/herself.

Each day I make sure I listen to Rihanna’ Man Down track from the album ‘Loud’ before my 24 hours elapses and I advice you give it a try. This single was released May 3, 2011. ‘Man Down’ video received a major criticism  especially from the Parent Television Council due to the violent nature of the video. But I believe the song is worth more than we imagined. The song lyrics were so clear that anytime i hear them, i feel guilt for trying to harm a fellow man. Rihanna, explained how it all started ” from a little altercation, which turns into a real risky situation”, and “she didn’t mean to hurt him, could have been somebody’ son”.  Her conscience then pricks her for her wrong doing.These words each day make my day come alive, because I don’t wish to run out of town or go into hiding.

Each man’ life is worth everything in the world, the government should not delegate its security functions to the citizens and the citizens should not take up security functions on behalf of the government. One of the reasons for the negative criticism of “Man Down”, was that it will teach the children a wrong way of resolving disputes especially the young girls, but Rihanna, had her reasons.

The request for President Barack Obama and Congressmen to take a decision on guns control and legalize the legals and deal with the illegal distributors should not be the issue. Just as Rihanna stated, parents shouldn’t leave their responsibilities to others, they are your responsibility, teach them. Guns legalization will create more panic in the world.

Imagine you have a gun, your children have guns, your neighbors are armed, your friends are armed, and even your enemies are also armed. 

The world is relying on you to take that decision that could make the world a better place for everyone, Mother Teresa did hers and make you should make a resolution.

                                                                HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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