Time and dates are artificial. Intrinsically they have no importance, although accountants and bankers think otherwise. It is now 2017, and we’re all supposed to make resolutions for the new year. That’s okay—improving one’s self is always a good thing regardless of the date. I generally don’t make New Year’s resolutions because they last about three or four days. However, this year I do have a few:
- I’m going to try to spend more time just being with my wife. I’m often so busy doing so many other things that being together gets pushed off the agenda.
- I will try to share thoughts more often on this blog
- I will maintain a positive attitude because I know that no matter what happens, it’s going to turn out consistent with God’s will.
- I will try to do what’s right—not just the easy decisions, but the tougher decisions that I often totally avoid. In other words, I will choose doing good over doing well.
No, I won’t tell you when I’ve failed at these. Instead, I’m going to pick myself up, dust myself off, and start again.
May your 2017 be Vulcanesque—”Live long and prosper.”
A “wonder-filled” New Year to you, Steve, to your loved ones and to all your readers–friends, colleagues and family. There’s a new, positive and optimistic spirit in our country’s air for 2017. Can you envision our country and people willing and wanting to share a common culture–wherein the center of our unity is simply to be American? Instead of coloration, ethnicity, and socio-political thoughts dividing our differences, we are driven by what’s common to all of us–national identity, goodness, thoughtfulness, high-consideration for others, and the prospect of “prosperity.” Prosperity does not mean just financial freedom, it’s also peace-of-mind (freedom from anger, fear and guilt); healthy, loving relationships; worthy ideals and goals; personal and professional fulfillment; and how God gives us TWICE what we wish for others. Continued blessings and success be to you and all.