Well, another year is almost over. I ask myself every New Year’s Eve, “Where does the time go?” and “Why does it go by so fast?” I suppose it shouldn’t matter so much as long as there is something of value that I can take from the past year. Plus how many cherished memories I can tuck within my heart.
So, maybe the question I need to ask myself is, “What have I done this year that was useful or purposeful?” I believe that as long as I can answer that question and feel good about the answer, then I’ve succeeded. It may have only been one year in my life, but hey, we don’t know how many years we have now do we? So, for one year I’ve been a success. I was useful and I had a purpose, because I am able to answer that question honestly, to myself. That question is one that is meant for me, no one else. I’m patting myself on the back. And No, I’m not breaking my arm.
If you’ve been purposeful in your life, then be happy and proud. For pride isn’t conceit. Pride is something people strive for but very few ever achieve. So many people mistake arrogance for pride. Arrogance is envy in disguise. Be proud if you succeeded in 2008 and pat yourself on the back! Make a 2009 New Year’s resolution that you will enjoy every moment and be even more purposeful. If you haven’t found your purpose, resolve to find it. However remember that a year in your life is a goal unto itself, because none of us are guaranteed anything.
In closing, I want to say "Thank you" to some fellow bloggers who have made me laugh and have educated me over the last year, as well. I hope your New Year is happy and prosperous and filled with many days at the keyboard. You’ve made my last year worthwhile and I thank you for that. My list isn’t inclusive, so please don’t be offended if you aren’t on it.
Mickey at With Bias, Angel at Woman Honor Thyself, Pat at Pat J Knows it all, Pasadena at Pasadena Closet Conservative, Jayne at Brit & Grit, Debonair Dude at Our World as We See it, The Wiz Kid at Right Wing Wiz Kid, Jon at Jon Swift and Incognito at Confessions of a Closet Republican.
See you next year my friends.
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