Here we are at the end of another year. We will soon say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012. I always mess that up for the first few weeks into 2012. I will write a memo and put 2011 on it or sign a check with 2011 at the top of it. It always makes me happy to pass the point when I have the 2012 date down pat! I guess small things make me happy.
I look back at 2011 and think about the wonderful things that I have been blessed with, faith in God, family and friends. I think that my faith has always allowed me to persevere even in the storm. We might think we are having a tough time and our Dad takes care of the situation or gives us insight into the good in the storm.
My family always brings me great joy! To have a wife that is a partner and friend; children that serve others and have a strong belief in God; a job that provides for our needs and the promise of eternal life in Jesus.
The friends that I have in my life are the Bomb! I have laughed and cried with them. They share the journey in different ways with me. Some I have known for thirty years and some I just met. They all make up part of my life and I am happy for it.
Now as I look to 2012, we have all this and more to look forward to. We live in the greatest country on earth, the United States of America. Politicians, pundits, occupiers, reporters and haters can never take us down. We stand on the promise of God which is:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
If you feel that 2012 is going to suck or be the worst year ever, meditate on this word, ask your Dad to help you and stay positive.
Americans live at such a high standard; we lose sight of what is true and right. We reach for the stars and sometimes get burned by the sun. Stay grounded in the Truth.
Stay the course and have a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!