A New Year - 2008

Finally it's 2008. Happy New Year to ALL!

I can't really say, "I'm sorry it's over". For me, it's been a horrendous year, with the bad seemingly outweighing the good. Yet I remain optimistic, knowing that life is subject to the laws of averages and cycles. Good Times are a-comin'. Maybe this year, or maybe next year; but they will come. Good will triumph over Evil. It's a type of prevenient grace, embedded in the heart of man. A new year begins today. Opportunities, challenges, joys, sorrows, laughters, tears, hopes, dreams, hidden agenda...all the ups and downs of life await us anew.

There's a long journey through 2008 before we reach the end of the year. People keep on making new resolution for a new year. But did they really manage to materialize it? Have you ever made a New Year's Resolution only to find that you're breaking it before it even gets started good? I ask that every year. What's the point of making resolution when it has never been achieved?

Well... I'm not obsessed with making resolution for every new year as voiced in my creativity blog. What I always hope for is for my family to be together and healthy for another year. That is also my resolution or you can say HOPE for 2008.

It’s great to have a moment when we can wipe the slate clean and declare a new beginning. One of the good things about the advent of a New Year is that it gives us a push to take stock of our lives.

I would like to start the New Year off on a positive note. The following is a great piece that I believe may well have been God-inspired:

New Year's Letter From God

By Jean Carnahan (widow of Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan. After his death, she served in the U.S. Senate, taking the seat vacated by Sen. John Ashcroft. She resides in St. Louis, Missouri)

Dear Creation,
With a New Year just around the corner, I want to clear up some things that have been troubling Me. There is a wicked and blasphemous rumor floating around the Universe that I Am a card-carrying Republican. Finally, I want to settle the question: Who are You?

I Am a Liberal. I forgot to include it in the Ten Commandments, but I want you to be liberal, too. Liberal with your love . . . liberal with your forgiveness . . . liberal with your tolerance . . . and liberal with your compassion.

But, I Am also a Conservative. I want you to conserve My Earth -- its water, air, and soil. And while you're at it, I want you to conserve the ancient ideals: mercy, justice, and truth.

Don't forget to conserve freedom. It was such a great ideas that I implanted it in the heart of anyone who would listen to Me. Just remember, I didn't grant you freewill to give away to some cockamamie preacher or politician. Treasure it as the great gift I intended it to be.

If you're not too confused by now, let me add that I Am a Centrist, too. My greatest desire is to be in the center of your life and thoughts. Trust Me on this one.

Many of you continue to bug Me with the age-old question of mankind: "Why am I here on earth?" It's to make Me look good. That's it! The theologian guys say it's "to glorify God and to enjoy him forever." Same thing.

Do you know who really makes Me look good? Children and puppies. It's their traits of sincerity, simplicity, trust, and joy that please Me most of all.

On the other hand, hypocrites make Me look bad . . . and feel bad. So it saddens Me that some of you have taken My name, but not My ways. Those self-serving schmucks that you see quoting Me on television or from their pulpits, or during a press conference should be sued for plagiarism and slander. (When I can find a lawyer around this place, I intend to press charges.) Just kidding, with the old joke. I really love lawyers. Moses was a lawyer. He was also a great "chiseler." How do you think the two of us got My words carved into those stone tablets?

I'm sorry I didn't spell out My commandments more clearly on the tablets, but I ran out of space and Moses was getting tired. So permit Me to update Myself. I will refrain from writing in Hebrew, so you have no excuse for misinterpreting My intent.

Here are a few additional Commandments:
Eleventh: Power is not a permission slip for lying, prying, outing, smearing, hurting, cheating, or abusing -- no exceptions.

Twelfth: Torture is an abomination -- what in Heaven's Name ever made you think otherwise!!

Thirteenth: Forget the poor, the hurting, and the helpless and when you die, the man in the red suit that greets you will not be Santa Claus.

Got it?

Despite the mess you have made of My Earth, I have renewed your contract for another year. Frankly, I did it because I need your help to fix the planet. I know that sounds strange coming from the Creator, the Almighty, the Eternal One, but that's the way the Divine Plan is set up.

So, for God's sake, please help me here, folks. Working together we can make a difference . . . we always have.

Tell everybody I love them. I'm still around 24/7. So, stay in touch


May your new year be one filled with peace, joy and the assurance that you are loved by the One Who is Love--just as you are, with no need to try to be someone else or to change yourself into someone lovable. You are already lovable. You are loved.

Happy New Year!

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True learning-learning that is permanent and useful,that leads to intelligent action and further learning, can arise only out of the experience, interest, and concerns of the learner.
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Real heroes are men who fall, fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they stayed true to their ideals, beliefs and commitments.
Actor Kevin Costner

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