Well it is now 2016. And I guess that can mean only one thing. It is the beginning of the awards season. A few days ago the Golden Globes were awarded. This will soon be followed by shows like the Grammies, the Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys, and a whole list of other awards shows. I get tired of such award shows very quickly. I can stand to watch two awards show each year. The first is the Oscars each year- mainly because I enjoy the movies and I do recognise some stars. The second "awards" show that I watch could not be more different than the Oscars. The second "awards" show that I watch is the Nobel Peace prize where people are honoured for their efforts to make the world a better place. I am always amazed at how some individuals are able to make a difference in an often very apathetic world. But other than that, I don't watch a lot of award shows. Mainly because they are quite often the same. There is the dishing about who is wearing what and who is the worst dressed. There are the sure fire winners and the surprise losers. There is always the one person who has been nominated mulitiple times but has never won. There are a few thought provoking speeches, but mostly mindless, rambling speeches just rushing to beat the music which tells them their time is over.
I think though like the Nobel Peace Prize, we should be more diligent in our efforts to mark those who have made the world a better place. Those who have shown keen bravery in the midst of adversity. Those who have offered encouragement to the poor. Those who have helped to make the lives of our fellow men and women better. Those who make the world a better place. We need to thank others for their efforts on our behalf. We need to go out of our way to show gratitude for those who do quiet work behind the scenes to brighten their corner of the earth. So go thank someone.