2016 Year End Looking Back and Forward

Looking Back:  Everybody seems to agree, this year has just “flown by”! Busy! Busy! Busy! It’s kinda like the old saying, “No one says that they wish they had spent more time at work when they’re ready to give up the ghost!” SO, do you wish you’d spent more time Busy, Busy, Busy instead of  “smelling the roses”?

Each year I make a list of 10 things that I want to accomplish during the upcoming new year. This year I did VERY well on my “to-do list”. On those things that I didn’t quite finish, they will show up on this year’s list as items to be sure to complete next year!

Lessons Learned about getting older change every year!!!! A lot of the things I used to want to do………now I don’t (actually I can’t do them)….and the secret is I don’t care. That in itself is a realization of “freedom to choose” as we all do have. Yes, we all have a choice in things………………so, choose what you will! Live with it you must!! LIVE WITH YOUR CHOICES! You made them……….so don’t bitch about them to others. Learn from your mistakes and move on.

This year has been getting rid of things (some really nice and some just junk) ……..the really nice things giving them to people who will and can use them……..the just (good) junk……to Goodwill or other organizations that will be sure to get them to people who need them. Cleaning the closets in your life and mind open up space for good to come in…Getting rid of old stuff makes room for new stuff………it really works!!!

What on Earth is going on in the world!? It looks like all nations are determined to get ready to push the red button before anybody else can! Let’s pray that some nut doesn’t decide that he/she has been selected by voices to push it! But it might just serve us right for making the button possible in the first place. 2017 will in the very least be interesting! And this time next year where will we all be!? Doing what!? I hope it is using electricity! And heat! And air! And Freedom!

An interesting little story that was used in a Hallmark movie this year as a story told to a young child:

[The Angels of Heaven were celebrating one Christmas by singing hymns of praise and glory to GOD in the highest. While they were singing a dark and mysterious stranger started strolling amongst them through the great hall. Who was he?  No one would say his name. He was allowed to walk through the hall  and he called out to many of the angels by name. He was said to be the most beautiful of all the angels and they all became silent as the stranger broke into a song of his own! When his song was finished he was allowed to take anyone with him who wished to go and many decided to follow him out. IT was painful to watch because as many of the angels broke rank, HE knew what a terrible mistake they were making. Because “A house divided against itself cannot stand!”]

An interesting sideline here:  Some people believe that Satin (Lucifer) agreed to be the Devil for 2000 years. It was agreed in Heaven that in order for all souls to know and understand the Divine nature of GOD they must experience the opposite….the Evil (the absence of Good) and therefore somebody had to be BAD. After the 2000 years were up Satin could no longer stand being outside of the glory of GOD and said that it was up to other angels to step in and be “the bad guy” and thus we had bad guys such as Hitler and others step forward and do their time in the bad seat! ” AND all are forgiven and taken into the arms of the Almighty GOD!” So there is hope for us all! Amen! Amen!

I plan to use more pictures next year especially in the garden blog entires. Excuse me now, I’ve got to make out the 10 items “to do, wish list” for 2017!!!! Don’t forget to make yours!!!!!!!  The Professor





About Life's Lessons- Last Times

A gentleman having traveled down many roads. I've made my life easier by reading books by other people who have had trips down different roads than I have. I want to help others by sharing my efforts to understand change in ways they might understand and benefit from. Life is good...............just not always easy! Author, 4 short plays Actor, 2 movies, Board Chair of Local Theater , Gardener, Barbershop Quartet member
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1 Response to 2016 Year End Looking Back and Forward

  1. dgronius1 says:

    A thoughtful New Year’s post! Of course, Yoda is always thoughtful. And yes, I need to clean out the clutter – and make a list – and get on with it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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