so . . .2015 is here. 2014 was an unusual year in many ways. Our beloved friend and family member, Nancy, went to be with Jesus. We had to have our old man kitty put to sleep. Mary, our co-worker and friend, died. I changed jobs (within the church). We sold our house in a day (four days after it went on the market) and we bought a house and moved 22 years worth of stuff. We determined that we are way too old to carry heavy boxes up and down flights of steps, etc. I fell at work and tore my hamstring (clutz!). When I type those things, I think - well, that could have been a crappy year. Instead, it was a year of blessings. I felt the presence of God at many funerals this year. I celebrated at weddings. Our daughter has been staying with us and she brought her rescue kitty - Charles - Charlie - Chuck - upChuck (Mark's name for him) - with her.
I don't think I'm going to make any resolutions this year. I think I'm simply going to focus on gratitude/thankfulness. I plan to look for the bright side. I plan to be filled with joy. I hope to give thanks in all things . . .all things . . .that can be hard, can't it?
2015 is going to be an exciting year filled with much change. I think I had better buckle my seat belt and hang on for the ride . . .all the while giving thanks to God!!