Inspirational Thoughts
Learning good things within the New Year
January 17, 2011
by Pam Fiecke

As we’re within the beginning of the new year, some of us may be a little apprehensive about what the new year may bring.

We must admit, we all do wonder about each year that we are faced with. We will not have a duplicate year that anyone of us will live here on earth.

If each one of us had a crystal ball that would give us some day-to-day knowledge of how our day was going to go, that would ease our mind a lot. We do not have that service or technology, and never will. God holds our day in the palm of his hand.

Everyday of our lives, we will be faced with the telephone or cell phone ringing, and not knowing what the conversation will entail. Our computer will have e-mails, from the top to the bottom of the page, wanting us to respond. The doorbell will ring and we will wonder who has stopped by and for what reason. The mailbox will be filled with letters, bills, junk mail, magazines, and advertisers wanting our attention to buy their product.

Anyway you look at it our world is filled by people wanting something from us, it’s a give-and-a-take.

Then, we are all faced with, “How long will this take to get done?”

That’s an inevitable question, as well.

We can plan and we can plot, sometimes we’re on course, and sometimes a wrench is thrown in our plan of action.

The best thing to remember is, just do the best that you can in the situation that you are in, and keep smiling.

Our days do not all run smoothly. We don’t live in a perfect world. We live in a “trying to make the world a better place to live in” world.

Most often what we do share with others is, our faults and our mistakes. That’s the accountable and integrity side of us as humans. That doesn’t mean you’re having a bad year, it means you want to take a different approach and make things better for all involved.

We must all realize we’re all here to learn no matter how old we are. In time, everything that was taught is compiled together and is considered knowledge.

A reflection down the road of what each one of us has been taught suddenly becomes a part of our day to share with others.

One of the amazing attributes we should all consider within our new year is, knowing we are all some type of mentor to anyone who comes cross our path in life. The age of the person is never the factor or key point. What we are taught from others on a daily basis is most valuable to us as human beings.

Our world consists of many good things that God has given to each one of us but, learning, loving, living, laughing, and forgiveness outlives them all.

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