So, here we are on the last weekend of the year. How has 2012 been for you? No matter how good, bad, complicated, exciting or disappointing it has been, I hope you're planning to take stock over the next couple of days.
Over the last week, I've had the chance to spend some quality time with my family and a few old friends. How good it has been :). At the same time, there's been challenges too, especially with some who are dealing with health issues. In the end, I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2013.If there's one thing I walk away with from 2012, it's that I need to realize that I can't change everything, and that we each need to do the best we can in everything we do. I wish I would have been more prayerful this past year. Maybe that would have changed the outcomes of a few situations I found myself in, but maybe not. Sometimes God gives us these experiences so that we can realize that we need to be a little less self-reliant and a lot more reliant on Him.
When I reflect upon 2012 over the next couple of days, I'll start with all the blessings that have come my way. The wisdom and support of great friends are chief among them. The ability to straighten out some financial concerns came as a big relief. Developing a vision for a brighter and more successful future has brought new excitement and hopefulness.
If you were to pause for a few minutes after reading this post, what would you say about your 2012? What's it going to take to make 2013 a better year for you? Any new and updated goals come to mind?
I hope you'll use these next few days well. A new day/month/year is dawning in the very near future. In the meantime, enjoy this poem by Robert Frost, perfect for this time of year.
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost