It's the final day of 2008. Big plans tonight? Whatever you do, please be smart and please be safe.
Give some thought to doing what we used to do at the end of the year ... take down the old family calendar, bring it with you to a comfortable restaurant - somewhere where they'll let you sit and chat for awhile - and then go back over the year, month-by-month. It's a gently surprising way to come to grips with what 2008 meant to you; to get a handle on the passing of time, instead of just waking up tomorrow morning wondering where the year went. It tends to spark some pretty good conversations, too.
And then share what you've learned this year over at Tips Base.
My prayer for you is that 2008 was a wonderfully memorable year ... but not as good as next year will be!
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS TO CONSIDER
Laws of the Lighthouse**
Love God more than you fear hell.
Once a week let a child take you on a walk.
Make major decisions in a cemetery.
When no one is watching, live like someone is.
Succeed at home first.
Don't spend tomorrow's money today.
Pray twice as much as you worry.
Listen twice as much as you speak.
Only harbor a grudge when God does.
Never outgrow a love of sunsets.
Treat people like angels. You will meet some, make some, and maybe even be one.
Learn to err on the side of generosity rather than the side of scrutiny.
God has forgiven you. It would be wise for you to do the same.
When you can't trace God's hand, trust his heart.
Don't feel guilty about God's goodness.
The book of life comes in chapters. Know which page you are on.
Never let the important be the victim of the trivial.
Live your liturgy.
[written and copyright 1991 by Max Lucado; thanks to Mikey's Funnies]
WONDER for YOUR WEEK: What happened to that New Year's Baby's Mom?
(** Follow these to stay away from the rocks of life that will crash your little boat of a world.)+++
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