This 2019 sunset will become a part of my blog/pictorial history in just a few days. But I know there are more beautiful ones to be enjoyed in 2020. Happy New Year!
It's hard to believe that it's almost 2020. With the breaking of the New Year on the horizon, we most likely won't forget the past, but we will hopefully build upon it in a positive way for a more fruitful future.
Christmas Day, as tradition most my life, I watched the black and white 1951 version of “A Christmas Carol” with Alastair Sim. I particularly love that theatrical version's Tiny Tim and how he best states, in my view, “God Bless Us Every One.”
I'm curious as to which version most folks really like of that Christmas classic?
The new year is certainly a time, I believe, to pray about doing the right things, sort of like that fictional character Tiny Tim. Writer Charles Dickens instilled in that little disabled boy a faith the size of a mustard seed. (Matthew 17:20.)
There is a great amount of faith, as well as hope and love, needed in this world. Heck, right here, right now, and even after Ryan Seacrest counts it down in New York City Tuesday night.
I base my best sage advice upon the Good News-"The Holy Bible”-which is certainly our best moral compass. Few have gone wrong using it as a life guide, I believe.
Prayer . . . I have a friend praying right now before her daughter goes for a kidney transplant next week. If for no other reason, we should pray and count our blessings Dec. 31 and beyond that our families are healthy.
Whether 2019 was your best, or worst year, continue to pray for the will of God to bring good things in 2020. Great things will happen if we keep in mind there is always room for change and improvement. As I get older, it seems to me the hardest thing for the human soul to grasp is change. Why is that?
I recall these days more and more how my paternal grandfather, a man of few words, use to say, “just do what's right.” His eulogy contained those words which are forever etched in my being. Thanks Papa for those words.
Author T.S. Eliot also expressed the key to life well when he said, “For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. (from his poem “Little Gidding.”)