I have learned a lot over the years. Life is all about learning. I’ve learned that:
Jesus should be at the top of everything I do.
That the little things matter more.
That patience is earned.
That your time is not always appreciated.
That the people you love can hurt you.
That blogging is fun.
That joy can be found in a small gesture.
That some people have lost Christmas in their hearts.
That I am not perfect and never will be.
That God always hears our prayers.
That giving is a reward in its self.
That everything is NOT understood.
That things don’t always turn out the way you want them to.
That God and the devil are constantly battling for my attention.
That there is good in everyone but sometimes it is so far down inside them that it’s hard to see it.
That I’m not through learning.
****************************I do not make New Years Resolutions. I never have and I never will. Why? I don’t like disappointment. I know all year long that I need to eat healthier, drink more water than I do now, and exercise. ~Note I did not say exercise more!~ I know these things. Making a silly resolution will just set me up for more disappointment; I know me better than anyone and do not need to disillusion my own self. So I will take each day as it is given *not promised* to me; I will do the best I can and I will live with whatever is handed to me on that day. I pray that this coming year will bring more enjoyment, more delight, more wonder, and more pure happiness. *Bliss~
With each hardship that I encounter I hope to overcome it as a better person; having learned in the process. I will live with less of the unnecessary things and focus on the more important areas in my life. Most importantly I will forgive and put the past in the past where it should stay. I will just live each day to the best and pray that when I am gone that it all was not in vain….and hope that maybe I made a difference to someone or that I left something…a legacy perhaps, a contribution, the gift of adoration…
Speaking of gifts; here are some I received this Christmas: