I am behind in blogging~ shocking, eh?
Not so much. LOL
I have a lot of catching up to do. In the 12 Days of Giving I limited myself to 30 minutes of Internet time a day. I only cheated once, on a day when I was very sick. I extended the "30 minutes a day" to the end of the month. Because of this, I am so far behind in everything. I haven't really checked my e-mail for almost a month. It's almost comical.
Today will not be the day I catch up, in case you were wondering.
Today is New Year's Eve. Tonight Nick, Lila and I will go to a New Year's Eve party. Justin will be hanging out with friends, and Tiffani will be home on the couch because she really doesn't feel well. Which pretty much sucks.
Tomorrow is New Year's Day, and then the holidays will be over. On to 2010. I'm ready for it.
2009 has been a pretty good year, and I have much to be thankful for. So, so much. A very supportive and loving family, the best parents anyone could ask for, 3 awesome kids and an amazing husband. Oh, and the greatest friends. I am a blessed woman.
I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions. If you are, that's cool. I'm just not. I did, however, come across a challenge today on a blog that I just started following. I wanted to share it here.
So the challenge I’ve been carrying around in my pocket for the last couple of weeks is to view every person I come across – whether on the basketball court, behind the counter at a convenience store, sitting next to me in a classroom, or in the state prison I’m interning at – as someone created in the image of God and someone whom Christ Jesus died for.
It reminds me that people are not a means to an end, but are an end in and of themselves. Jesus, the great rabbi, is teaching me to see people as they truly are.
Perhaps you’ll try this for a week. Try to remember in all your dealings with others that each person you encounter is no mere mortal, but a son or daughter of God, and as such, is of infinite worth. Then treat them accordingly. Believe in their potential as you place a crown above their head.
So I'm going to insert my "people" into the challenge. I'm going to try and remember that every person I come across- whether at Lila's school, or in the grocery store, or at the therapy center, or the doctor's office- as someone created in the image of God and someone Jesus died for.
I think it's a challenge worth taking.
Happy New Year, everyone. I hope it's a great one!