Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The New Year

HAPPY 2012

I am late with my good wishes for the New Year, but they are just as heartfelt as if I'd gotten them to you on time.  Anyway, who's to say, "What's on time?"

I'm glad December is over.  Yes, I celebrate Christmas.  Yes, I believe that is the time of year that we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus, the Savior of the world.  Yes, I'm one of those Christians, one of those who are not politically correct.  But, who's to say, "What's politically correct?"  I don't believe in writing xmas.  It gets on my last nerve.  Lots of things get on my last nerve.  Some might say, "She has a lot of nerve(s)" - they would be right on that score. 

I'm just glad it's over.  Too much traffic.  Too much commercialism, too many crowds (and in flu season, no less!)  I'm tired.  I'm trying to be depressed.  I was depressed yesterday, but today I think I may have talked myself out of it.  Such a waste of time is depression.  Being depressed bores me.  I have some books that need reading and I can't enjoy them if I'm depressed.

What is depression?  Anger turned inward?  Sometimes.  I think for me it's just being too tired for too many days in a row.  Traveling, talking to people (some that you don't even like),  sleeping in the wrong bed - that surely did not come out right.  I did get to see family that I needed to see.  That was good.  God allowed me the love of family and friends, laughter, and good food.

I listened to a podcast this morning (the URL escapes me now) of the persecution of Christians in another land.  It used to be that listening to those things and reading about them made me uncomfortable.  I felt guilty for being one of the "haves" and reading about the "have-nots" made me fidget.  God doesn't want us to feel that way.  He simply wants us to be grateful enough to do what we can, where we can, when we can.

That's it for now.  Comment if you want to.  I would like your thoughts.  I am going to try to monetize this blog, if I can figure out how, and it would help if someone read it once in awhile and clicked on a link or two.  Thanks for reading, even if you just skimmed it.  Have a good day. 

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