As the New Year approaches and Father Time continues on, perhaps many of us will review our thoughts and actions of the year just passed. Can we do better in some areas of our life? Can we evaluate the mistakes or poor choices that could have served us better? Do we want to make changes for the better? Are we aware of how fast time passes and will we do more to help others, and better ourselves? This past year, many lives have been lost within our Military, First Responders, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, The Innocent, The Martyrs, who have given their lives for religious beliefs, The Babies in the wombs of the mothers, while the father of the embryo unknowingly or knowingly participates. I can’t help but go to the words of Christ as He hung from the cross; “Father Forgive Them, They Know Not What They Do.”
Each of us is blessed most certainly, with sound mind, body, mobility, speech, and independence, we must stop and think how blessed we are. To Those who cannot see, the unemployed, the sick, the terminally ill, the loss, the forgotten, the addict who cannot let go of the addiction, the poor, the homeless, the widow, the orphans and on and on….
Give thanks for all that you can do. Make this New Year count for something that will change your life and make it better for yourself and others. Strive to be content with what you have and if you are blessed with more make it a point to give a little of yourself. There will come a time unknown to each of us when we will leave this life. What will we leave behind? Do something good every day for someone, and say a small prayer in thanksgiving. God will hear and when we go before HIM, which each one of us will, regardless of your faith, hear the words, “ Well done, you fought the fight and won the race, Make 2018 that year! God Bless and Happy New Year 2018.