So. Many folks choose a word (or phrase) around now to help guide their new year in a positive way. Perhaps you're one of them.
Well, in 2021 my chosen phrase was 'be slow to speak'.
Wow. Best phrase ever! Probably saved me from 15 tiffs (slight arguments), three large disagreements, 25 instances of looking stupid/scene-stealer-ish/forgetful and a host of hurt feelings.
If you're still searching for your 2022 phrase, Honey, I recommend that one. ツ
Now, did I remember every time to pause before bursting forth with foolish words? No, of course not. Still being human, sometimes I plowed right through the conviction to listen, think, before proceeding, then tripped right over the Trouble Cliff.
But even so, still, the times I did pause? Whew. They extended the good moments and made them sweeter. And although Tom, Naomi and others didn't notice these changes (being un-voiced, after all), Jesus did--and that's what matters.
I'm thinking He even nodded, smiling, a few times.
This 'all or nothingness' of new year's resolutions, well, I'm not a prescriber to that. No, I'm more into this:
If we aim at nothing, usually we'll achieve nothing. If we aim at specifics, often we'll hit at least something good, forward-moving, thus improving our life, making it even a little better. And hey, better is better.
Ten years of partially-achieved goals trumps going all wimpy every resolution-less January 1st.
At least, that's the way I see it.
"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion." --- Proverbs 18:2
Remember my oft-mentioned appreciation for vintage music reaction videos at Youtube? How they added enjoyment to these past 2 can-you-believe-it years?
Well, uh-oh. Ol' Debra has a new
addiction hobby: viewing vintage movie reaction videos at aforementioned Youtube. (Oh my. Guess how I've spent my past few days?)
What a delight watching young people enjoying classic films! Ones I wished for years I could discuss with others, but never could for various reasons (I'll not go there).
Instead, just to get you started, let's go here:
These folks were first-time watchers of these films(!) --
Sunset Boulevard: Here.
Home Alone 2: Here.
I hope your Christmas was sweet!
Please remember: My posts are always about more than they appear to be.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15