The last Friday of the year, a great time (and place) to reflect.
Things I’ve learned this year:
– Treasure your friends and never take them for granted. You never know when they will be called elsewhere. And you have no idea how much you are going to miss them.
– Also, sometimes you become friends with people you weren’t expecting, and it’s wonderful.
– You can be still and have a heart at Sabbath even when your world is spinning a million miles a second.
– That being said, times of physical stillness are incredibly necessary.
– Being thankful for what you’ve got, when you’ve got it is crucial to enjoying life.
– Relationships are the most valuable thing you will ever invest in. Don’t give up on them. Keep working.
– God loves you, beyond imagination.
– Priorities, priorities, priorities… and remember that HIS priorities trump yours.
– Be ready for surprise, side trips, and bunny trails. And enjoy them.
– God restores, redeems, and blesses…though usually none of that looks like what you think
– Pain is not necessarily something to run from, or try to end.
– The Velveteen Rabbit is still my favorite children’s book out there. Read it before the end of the year if you haven’t yet.
– Take care of yourself, and trust your instincts. Often, they’re right.
– Love God and trust Him above all others.
What about you? What did you learn this year?