There were certainly ups and downs, but in the end, it was great. I have no complaints. I think of those who are going through their first Christmas following a death and I am thankful.
The new year is looming and I am trying to be cautious about my expectations. Life happens even in the face of my goals and resolutions. I would simply ask the Lord to help me act rightly no matter what comes.
In the next few days we will celebrate a birthday and a new year. Today I am celebrating the fact that I am alive and healthy. Whatever comes my way today, I up to the task.
Everyday is a fresh start in God's eyes. I can work on doing better where I failed yesterday. I can decide to be thankful and courageous instead of complaining and fearful. Where I fail today, I pray I have one more to do better. If I do not, I am satisfied with the life I've lived and stay ready.
One never knows what a day will hold, so be kind to one another, generous with yourself and love like it's that last chance. Love yourself above all things, for you can't give what you haven't got. Fantasizing the freedom to love myself.