12.31.2010

The End of Another Chapter

December 31, 2010

The last day of the year. Looking back over this year I realize, yet again, that I am incredibly blessed. This was a good year. Was it ALL good? Well, we had some ups and downs. But, through it all, God was present. He was is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient! This year was, for me, a year of growth. I am not saying that I am where I want to be. But, I am not where I was. And in the words of Martha Stewart- "It's a good thing!" (Yes, I know, I'm a dork.)

Where do I want to go in 2011? What is my - ugh, uhmm- "resolution"? (Sorry for the dirty word.) I want to continue to grow. Well, I want to shrink~ by about 11 pounds. But, I want to grow into a better daughter. I want to grow into a better wife. I want to grow into a better mother. I want to grow into a better friend. It may not sound like much, or maybe it sounds ambitious, but, it is my heart's desire to just be BETTER. I know I'll not find perfection. But, if I continue to try EVERY SINGLE DAY to be better than I was the day before then I will consider my resolution kept! My ultimate goal is to "Live a Life Well Spent" and this is yet another chapter of my book. I hope you'll keep reading.

"You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it useful again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world- like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see. Don't hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:13-16

From my family to yours~ May you have a year full of God's favor and blessings, and may you experience the favor of being a blessing!

2 comments:

Savannah said...

Ditto!

Tammy said...

Great job my friend! Many blessings to you as you continue to "grow". It's been a blessing to watch you. I love you!