I know what you did last year.

 

So much to be thankful for.

2010.  Where did it go?  Not only that, where did the entire decade go?  It seems like only yesterday we were fretting about the Y2K bug.  As I plow forward toward an inevitable collision with 40 years of age (but hey, not until 2012), each successive year seems to fly by even more quickly.

 

Do you ever have those days at work where, when you get home and someone asks, “How was your day?”, you can’t even remember what you did all day?  That’s pretty much how 2010 was for me.  Thankfully, things like Facebook (My Year In Status 2010) and even this blog help me remember.  Our lives are flooded with minutiae.  So much of our time and so many of our days are spent doing things that have absolutely no lasting meaning or staying power.  So, it’s always interesting to look back at things like the top news stories of any given year – stories that will act as milestones in our memories, and will forever be linked to 2010.  For me, those stories include the earthquake in Haiti, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the spellbinding rescue of the Chilean miners.

But what about our personal lives?  What in your life was significant enough that 2010 will always be linked to it in your mind.  Obviously, this includes bad news.  Perhaps you lost a parent, friend, or even child in 2010.  If so, I pray you find peace.  For me, things that stand out include the purchase of a house (You’re My Happy Place); quitting my day job (Life On The Limb); and starting a blog that will pass 10,000 hits before year’s end!

When I stop and think about things we’ve done with “meaning or staying power”, I find myself somewhat ashamed of how self-centered my life is.  We tithed to our church.  We donated consistently to our friend’s non-profit (Faces of Hope Children’s Therapy Center).  And yet, there are so many people who’s needs and struggles are so much greater than ours.

As 2010 comes to an end, we are so thankful for healthy children; for our warm and safe home that is often filled with the laughter of friends and children; for God’s provision through uncertain times; for grace; for the promise of a new year (based on the hope of Christ); for second chances.  May we make the most of them in 2011.

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~ by suitenectar on December 30, 2010.

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