People are funny creatures. We can be greedy and impatient one day and kind and considerate the next. And always we are unendingly complicated.
Take being thankful for example. We have Thanksgiving, a day set aside to show our gratitude and we also have New Years Eve to show our thanks for the past year.
That's good that we have those special times to express our thanks, but what about tomorrow or the next day or even the next few minutes are we thankful then too?
Let me share a few ways I'm thankful and I hope you are thankful for some of the same reasons.
I'm for sure not a preacher but I like to think I am a Christian, all be it one with a lot of warts. And I have not always been a true believer. I was one that was always questing God and asking him WHY certain things happen. But after Bubba passed away and we lost Janet in that terrible automobile accident I realized I was never going to find out the WHY's, at least in this life. I finally realized that I had to believe the fact that there is a better place that the people we love and care so much for go to after they leave this earth. It was not an easy thing for me to do but since I have come to believe that I am much more at peace with myself. After coming to that conclusion I have been able to move on a lot better with my life.
Like every one else I have hard times and good times and great times and horrible times. But the last few years as I look back at my life I realize just how much the good times have far, far, out numbered the bad times. When I lost Bubba and was floundering around I was led to Joan, one Angel had been replaced by another Angel. After Martha had her terrible stroke and it is hard for us to communicate at times first Carter and now Griffin entered my life and those two little guys have been more of a blessing than I could ever imagine. So I realize that every prayer I say is not answered but I have had so many great things happen that I didn't pray for it is my saving grace.
If you are having trouble finding your blessings ask your self a few of these questions.
Do you have people that love you?
Are you part of a family?
Do you as I do have beautiful grand children that adore you, make you feel younger, keep you laughing and just make your day when they say I Love You Papa?
Are you part of a family that loves you?
Do you have friends that you can be with, tell the same old stories from the past and laugh at them as if you have heard them for the first time?
If you can answer yes to a few of these questions I hope they will make you realize that you are blessed. If we hang on to the tragedies of the past or fret too much about things that may or not happen in the future then you will forget the joys of today.
One regret I do have is that it took me so long to realize how many blessings I have had. I did hold on to things from the past too long, and until I learned the Serenity Prayer I for sure worried about too many things I cannot change.
I am also thankful for all of you that are reading this BLOG. If you are reading this it means you are a family member, a friend, an E-Mail friend, people that I love and enjoy so much.
Joan and I want to wish each and every one of you a:
Very Happy And Healthy 2012.
Will close this out with this poem I came across and thought it was very good.
Remember the laughter,
the hard work,
and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year,
also think of the new one to come.
Because most importantly,
this is a time of new beginnings
and the celebration of life."
We will open the book.
Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity
its first chapter is New Year's Day.
Fill your life with Happiness & Bright Cheer,
Bring to you Joy and Prosperity for the whole Year,
And it's my New Year wish for you..
Wishing you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.
2012 is at the door
Life is short, break the rules,
never regret anything that made you smile.
Like birds, let us,
leave behind what we don'tneed to carry,
GRUDGES SADNESS PAIN FEAR and REGRETS.
Life is beautiful, Enjoy it.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012
Before the sun sets in this year,
before the memories fade,
before the net works get jammed
Wish you and your family Happy Sparkling New Year 2012
My wishes for you in year 2012
Great start for Jan,
Love for Feb,
Peace for march,
No worries for April
Fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov,
Happiness for Dec,
Have a lucky and wonderful 2012.
God bless you and keep you safe not only today but throughout life that is coming in your way. May year to follow be among the best you have ever spent.