I think 2011 is going to be a good year, despite what is happening around the world. That, even such horrific events as are taking place in Egypt right now, can be for the good. It's horrible that a nation has to riot and rise up against their government, but...
Great change comes at a price. Russia, China, Germany, even the US and France, if we want to delve deeper into the past. When there is oppression, the people will eventually rise up and fight it. There will be death. And there will be horrible moments when the world looks like it is going to fall apart. But we are a strong, adaptable species, and I fully believe that the people will come out of this stronger and for the better.
I have no doubt there will be a long road to travel. Anytime you change an aspect of government that affects peoples lives it will take time. But I am hoping, and praying, that the loss won't be too devastating to get there.
Our world is changing, but I don't think it's a bad thing. Sometimes, out of the rubble can be erected the most sturdy of foundations.
My thoughts and prayers are with those who are struggling. You aren't alone.