This is what we did on New Years...
I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I wish everyone peace and joy this coming NEW year.
I subscribe to something called LDS Daily Gems and I get a quote each day sent to my email. This one came last week and when I read it, I thought it was perfect for the New Year. I have come to learn in my life that TODAY might be all we have. If we desire to change anything in our lives, then TODAY is the time we have... tomorrow might never come. This has been taught to me several times in my life, and again, I am setting goals TODAY to try harder to be better. If we just decide TODAY to start fresh and have a sincere desire, the Lord knows our hearts and He will help us accomplish our goals.Well, I love you all. I am grateful for the friendship and love you share with me. Here is the quote:
"The person we are when we depart this life is the person we will be as we enter the next. Thankfully, we do have Today. . . . We really are immortal in the sense that Christ's Atonement conquers death, both physical and spiritual. And provided we have so lived Today that we have claim on the Atonement's cleansing grace, we will live forever with God. This life is not so much a time for getting and accumulating as it is a time for giving and becoming. Mortality is the battlefield upon which justice and mercy meet. But they need not meet as adversaries, for they are reconciled in the Atonement of Jesus Christ for all who wisely use Today."Lance B. Wickman, "Today," Ensign, May 2008, 105
Now... the journey through the haircut...
My brother, Spencer, helped finish it... while I watched.
After he was done and we showed him the pile of his hair, this was his reaction. Then he said, 'Hey, I want that back on. That is MINE, put it back on.'
He kept rubbing it and this was him later that night. He has gotten used to it and says he likes it now. :)
AULD LANG SYNE
It turns out that "Auld Lang Syne" is an extremely old Scottish song that was first written down in the 1700s. Robert Burns is the person whose transcription got the most attention, so the song is associated with him.
A good translation of the words "auld lang syne" is "times gone by." So when we sing this song, we are saying, "We'll drink a cup of kindness yet for times gone by."
This year, I wanted to make some resolutions. Of course, there are the normal ones... such as:
* Eat less junk.
* Exercise more.
* Read my scriptures every day.
* Pray more times a day.
* I also want to look at each day with a brighter hope for my future. Yes, I have had the storm of all storms come into my life when Aaron passed away, but I do believe that there is still such happiness yet to be had... here in my life. I want to try to be more positive about life... (I am reserving the right to still have horrible days... even while I TRY to be more positive :)
* I also made a resolution to be kinder to people. Not that I am not already trying to do this every day... but I wanted to make a specific goal to make sure I treat everyone as though they are going through the worst time of their life.
When Aaron passed away, I was literally going through the worst time of my life. When I did finally get out and about into the real world, I remember wondering why people were treating me as though I was having a normal day. Not that people were generally rude, but those who weren't as kind as they could be... I just couldn't believe they were treating me in any other way than with tender loving care. Of course, I did have to deal with some people who were rude, but they didn't know what I was feeling.
This is why I have made this goal... to be kind to everyone. To treat people as though they could be having the darkest day of their life. They very well could be...
I am grateful for fresh starts... each new year feels like we are being given a fresh start to do better.
Happy New Year to you all...
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