Wednesday, December 31, 2014

So long, 2014!

Sunset, Canton, NC  -  2011
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

It's the last day of 2014, and many people will take time today to reflect on the past year, and make resolutions for 2015. It's a regular work day for me, so I'll have to put off any reflecting until I get home tonight. After taking a shower, I may indulge in a Strongbow Honey and Apple Cider on the rocks while I sit by the fire in my basement office and consider the events of 2014. The reminiscing won't last too late, however, as I plan to be in bed at my usual time of 10:30 or so. I'll leave the heavy partying to others. 2015 will be there when I wake up tomorrow morning.

I am optimistic about the coming year, especially because of some very positive changes that have happened at my job. My family is all in generally good health, and both our daughters appear to have bright futures. No, it's not all perfect, but when I consider the kind of lives most of the people in the world have to endure, I can't help but be thankful for how gracious God has been to me. Maybe that's what we all should think about as 2014 draws to a close.

Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year John.
    I do think about how gracious God has been to me this past year. It certainly hasn't been all roses but I have a dear husband, a terrific family, a church that helps me grow and it serves the community and globally too. I have great blogging friends that I really do consider my friends, a home that makes me happy and satisfied, food on my table and warmth in my heart.
    Who could ever ask for anything more?