Posted By RichC on January 1, 2019
This year our our 2018 Christmas letter included a quote by the Dalai Lama and it reminds me that our time on earth is finite. Once a grain of sand has passed through the hour glass, it is gone … so make each day count this 2019.
There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live. – Dalai Lama
Growing up in the 1960s and 70s, it is obvious that the decades and memories from the last century are “the shrinking part of my life.” We are now almost 20 years into the 21st century, meaning nearly one half or my adult life has taken place in the 2000s (yet I continue to act like prepping for a Y2K computer meltdown was just yesterday). A reminder over the holidays came when a 7th grade teacher mentioned that to his students, anything pre-911 is considered ancient history!
Upon reflection, I thankfully have very few regrets and would like to continue down that path. There weren’t many things left unsaid to my mom or dad, or mother-in-law and father in-law, before they passed. I regularly reinforce just how much I love my kids and granddaughter … and live life to the fullest each day, week and year. My “walk with the Lord” could always use some improving … and perhaps focusing more on that in 2019 is a great New Year’s resolution?
“Each day is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to Him.” — T.D. Jakes
I am so thankful that the Lord has SO bountifully blessed me with His mercy and the undeserving gift of grace … and the surety that accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior, I have eternal life. I want the same for you and would welcome a chance to share the Gospel with you.
“My gift of undeserved grace is all you need.” — 2 Corinthians 12:9