End of 2012

Happy end of 2012!

It’s been a great year, full of so many ups and very few downs. I’ve learned a lot in the past year. Care to peek into the lessons life taught me these past 12 months?

I’ve learned that there are amazing people out there. Whoopie Pie Pam, Suebelle, and Sparrow have become tightly ingrained in my life as true sisters and friends. Without them, I might not laugh as much or be as inspired.

Speaking of inspiration, I’ve learned that there are many people that inspire. Harmony Eve who is stationed in Alaska, protecting our country is an inspiration. Dianna Bupp who is so graciously “loaning” me Sparrow is an inspiration (open invitation to join her, Dianna!). Papito Gio who keeps me in check inspires me. The list goes on and on.

2012 also taught me that not all that is hateful is hurtful. In fact, I’ve learned tolerance for those few people who are so insecure about themselves that they spend countless hours working to try to bring others down through unscrupulous and unchristian measures. Laughing at such people helps. A lot. So does realizing that they are lonely people. Sometimes I actually find myself feeling sorry for them. I pray for them.

But, most of all, I am inspired by God and His Grace for all of us who are true Christians, true believers in His Word and His promise to us. I look forward to 2013 when Sparrow is here, living life large with me while teaching me more about His Grace…and hers.

I hope all of you have a fantastic last day of 2012. Be safe, be happy, and be true to the person that God wants us all to be. 2013 is a new beginning…let’s make it a good (and godly) one!