HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Today is New Year’s Day, it’s also the first day of the first week of the new year. That also makes it Doughnut Fellowship day (how’s that resolution coming)? Speaking of resolutions, what is yours? And if you did, why did you wait till now to make it?
For whatever reason, this song has been in my head this morning. Now we know that “Christ, our Savior, was NOT born on Christmas day.” However, the rest of the song is pretty well scripturally accurate. And while Christians are not called to celebrate any religious holiday, including the birth of Jesus (whenever that might be), we can certainly celebrate this holiday after the secular fashion, and with that in mind I bid you all a very Merry Christmas!
There is an impression out there that people will generally be more kind to others this time of year. The attitude of friendliness is one that is supposed to permeate the very air that we breathe during this time of year. The idea of demonstrating a kind heart to others. Yet, some may question this when driving or trying to find a parking spot at the local mall or stores. The idea of giving up that coveted spot near the front door is not often seen. In fact, in this writer’s experience when a close spot comes open, the exact opposite type of attitude is displayed. The matter almost seems one of life or death as the person scrambles to claim that seemingly valuable piece of asphalt.
Many inventions come about because there is a need. Mrs. Josephine Cochrane did not like that her dishes were being cracked or chipped when her servants washed them, but she did not want to do this chore herself. Others had designed dishwashers in the mid-to-late 1800s but they did not work that well.
Can you believe it’s December? When I sat down and put a date on this article, it really sank in that this year is almost gone! Where did it go? If you find out, please let me know… That means it’s time to plan for next year!