Happy New Year!!!
It’s the first day of the new year! It’s 2016.
Here’s to the best year ever! The best year of your life!
This thing we call life is truly a gift. A magnificent one. It was given to each of us without our asking and can equally be taken away without our knowledge in the blink of an eye. We get one shot at it. Breath after breath. Day after day. Year after year.
Each year brings us new opportunities. New possibilities. New hope. As each year unfolds, we put the past one behind us, holding dearly to the memories it brought, trying our best to release or forget any pain or misfortune, and forging ahead to the hope of better days and heaven after earth.
I encourage each of us to use our God given gift wisely. It comes with a price. God’s only son. Make the most of it. Leave things better than you found them. Make a difference.
May 2016 bring each of you a year full of warm hearted memories. Thank you one and all for being a part of my life this past 2015. I look forward to many more, and hope you do too!
No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.
Love and laughter,