Sunday, January 25, 2009

Last week of January!

Aw yeah! We've almost survived the most dismal month of the year! Of course, some of you probably love January. I limp through it. ;-) I know, fresh start and all that.

My friend, Norman Vincent Peale, helps me through the hard times. One of my favorite quotes is from a book which is a collection of some of his most favorite writings through the years. The book is How To Be Your Best. He talks about the fact that although there are billions of us living now and in the past, no two of us are alike.

"Almighty God put a personality in you, different from any other He ever made. And He means for you to bring it out, to let it loose. Be yourself." He also says he would say to himself, "I am different; I have a job to do in this world. And if I do not do it, it will never be done."

So here's to all the things that we each are charged with doing! No, we can't all cure infectious diseases or end starvation, but each of us has a small realm, and within that realm we can do lots of little things during the course of a day that add up to big things when you look at them over a lifetime.

And nyah to you, January! Take that!


Amy said...

thanks for that. Makes me think. I am also glad that January is almost over.

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

No kidding. At least we have fresh snow for your little guy to play in. :-)

Jewels said...

January seems to be lasting FOREVER.

Karlene said...

Why do we do New Years Resolutions -- a very depressing activity -- during the most depressing month of the year? It's like we start the year out on the worst foot possible. I'm not doing my resolutions until June.

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Resolutions in June! I love it! I'm so going to do that!