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Say Good-bye to 2010

Updated on September 3, 2012

“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.

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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…

© SamSonS


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    • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      thanks jacobkuttyta for your well wishes and I wish you the same...

    • jacobkuttyta profile image

      Siny J 

      7 years ago from Delhi, India

      Wish you a happy and prosperous new year 2011

    • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      thanks Bro Dave on your thoughtful comments.


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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Voted up and beautiful. If there is anything I missed or faild to do, it could not have been all that important or God would have reminded me to do it.

    • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      thank you kidsinvite for you visit and for sharing your nice remarks...

    • kidsinvite profile image


      7 years ago

      It has been a good year for family, hope 2011 will be the best.

    • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      *thank you drbj for sharing your motto and for your well wishes...

      *and thank you James for your visit and well wishes. I appreciate your stand.


    • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      *thanks 2uesday for your visit and comment...

      *and thank you Susan for your encouragement and well wishes...

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Happy New Year!!

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      At my age, my motto, samson, is "So far, so good!" happy New Year to you, too.

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      7 years ago

      Best wishes for the New year to you too.

    • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you Tammy L for the kind words and likewise I'm happy I met you. Here's wishing you a most joyous and prosperous New Year.


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      Tammy L 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

      Happy New Year, Sam. I am so fortunate to have met you and other hubbers the latter part of this last year. May God Bless.

    • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      thanks Polly for your well wishes. We just have to pray and go forward, if things don't turn for the better, just pray that the Lord will come quickly and take us out of here.

      Happy New Year...

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      7 years ago from US

      Happy New Year..and my wishes are with you, since I am sure it won't get better.


    • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      thank you my dear friend and may you also have a blessed, happy and prosperous New Year.

      May He return this year...

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      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      Have a blessed New Year--a new beginning for wherever we need to begin.


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