RING OUT THE OLD, RING IN THE NEW,
GOODBYE 2014 HELLO 2015
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 to set aside to show our gratitude and we also have New Year's Eve to show our thanks for the past year.
That's good we have those special times to express our thanks, but what about tomorrow or the next day or even for a 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 questioning God and asking Him Why certain things happen. But after Bubba passed away and we lost Janet in that terrible automobile accident I realized that I had to believe the fact 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 everyone else I have had 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 how much the good times have far outnumbered the bad times. When I lost Bubba and was floundering around I was led to Joan, one Angel replaced by another Angel. After my Daughter Martha had her terrible stroke and it is hard for her to communicate 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 yourself 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 grandchildren that adore you, make you feel younger, keep you laughing and just make your day when they say I love you.
Are you part of a family that loves you?
Do you have friends you can be with, tell the same old stories from the past and laugh at them as if you were hearing them fore 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 the tragedies of the past too much about things that may or may 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, or a Facebook friend, people that I love and enjoy so much.
Joan and I want to wish each and everyone of you:
A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2015.
WILL CLOSE THIS OUT WITH THIS POEM I CAME ACROSS AND THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD.
Remember the laughter, the joy, 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 , it's pages are blank,
we are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called opportunity and it's first chapter is New Year's Day
Fill your life with happiness and bright cheer,
Bring to you Joy and Prosperity for the whole year.
And it's my New Year wish for you,
2015 IS AT THE DOOR, REMEMBER
Life is short, break the rules
and never regret anything that made you smile.
Like birds, let us, leave behind what we don't need to carry.
GRUDGES, SADNESS, PAIN, FEAR, AND REGRETS
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, ENJOY IT
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015
Before the sun sets in this year
before the memories fade before the net works get jammed,
WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY SPARKLING NEW YEAR
Great start for January
Love for February
Peace for March
No worries for April
Fun For May
Joy for June to November
Happiness for December
God Bless you and keep you safe not only
today but throughout life that is coming your way
MAY 2015 BE YOUR BEST YEAR EVER.