It’s nice to have a new year to work with, especially after one like 2010. Some people really dear to me graduated to the next level and, although I’m plenty happy to still have time to work on my own game, I’ll sure miss having them around.
New people came into my life…
…and brought with them joy and a reminder that life goes on. I made new friends, and enjoyed the companionship and pleasure of other friends and family who tolerate me even though they know me too well.
Yes the year had its losses and challenges, but blessings far outweighed adversity. And speaking of weight…
…over the summer I got myself down two sizes... one—pound—of—butter—at—a—time. And I kept almost all of it off over the feast weeks in spite of the chocolate.
I also reached another goal.
I finally read the Old Testament all the way from Genesis to Malachi. Okay, I didn’t read every word. I kind of skimmed over the pages and pages of how to gut and cut up sacrificial animals; and also the chapters containing all the fine details of how to build a temple. Some of it is SO tragic and some of it is amazing. Although I’ve studied the Old Testament over the years, it was good to see it through from beginning to end and truly get the big picture.
I wish a great year to all of you. I hope you accomplish wonderful things and survive both your victories and crashes.
As for my goals for 2011…I’ll let you know how that goes in about twelve months.