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Say Good-bye to 2010
“Let Auld Acquaintance be forgot…”
“if you have anything that needs doin’ this year, you better be gettin’ to it…” I can remember hearing my dad say that at the end of each year that I can remember having with him. Many of us approach the New Year with different ideas as to what we plan to do differently than the ways we’ve done things in the past. Maybe each year at this time we grab pencil and paper and jot down the things that have impressed us enough that we go to that extreme and write things that have truly stuck out in our minds. I’d say most people just make a pledge to themselves and hope no one hears what they wish for; that way they don’t have to apologize if they mess up and forget, just once more. I think it’s good to make a list and put it in a safe place, like your Bible. That way you can see it each day as you seek Devine direction for your life.
How do you celebrate or welcome the New Year?
better put a lock on the chicken house door
I’ve already read at least a dozen or so hubs about resolutions and that’s a good thing. At least some are concerned enough to attempt a change. Others just brush it off and say “I’m doin’ alright”, why bother? You know, if anyone feels they are doing everything just the way they ought to be doing all ready, then the rest of us better put a lock on the chicken house door, cause somebody’s lyin’. As the old preacher said once, “I wouldn’t trust that fella as far as I could throw him.” Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not judging, I can’t – but if the Bible says there ain’t any of us any good, “no not one”, well that’s good enough for me. I certainly would believe my Bible before I would that fella that claims to be 'good enough'.
‘hind sight is better than foresight'
Reflecting back on 2010, I personally see a lot of things I would do differently now, but everyone knows that ‘hind sight is better than foresight’. I’m sure that most of us can say that, but we don’t need to have a ‘defeatist’ or pessimistic attitude about it. I sure that each of us will try our best to not repeat the same things this next year if we see the opportunity to do better.
I’m not yet where I want to be...
I want to personally wish all my fella ‘hubbers’ a most happy and prosperous New Year and I wish God’s blessings on you and your families. I still have a lot to learn but I’m certainly thankful for all the help and kind remarks offered in response to my hubs. Like one old fella once said, “I’m not yet where I want to be, but thank God, I’m not still where I use to be.”
Happy New Year and may God bless…