Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Saturday Post: Goodbye 2011

Welcome 2012, bye bye 2011. You were a very lonely year, yet a peaceful one. I don't remember if I had made any New Year's resolutions with you but if I did, I never made good on it. I Tweeted a lot throughout your 2011 months. It's funny what I was willing to share with over 1000 strangers . . . my last tweet for 2011 (or at least I think it will be) was: Believe . . . We can change the world.

And the last status for 2011 on my FaceBook page was:  No excuses, folks. Don't drink and drive-and don't ride with anybody who does.Tipsy Tow offered by AAA: You don't have to be a AAA member, from 6pm-6am on New Year's Eve/Day they will take your drunk self and your car home for FREE. Save this number... 1-800-222-4357. Please re-post this if you don't mind.

I made a valiant attempt to complete my novel and made huge strides, but came a few chapters short. No matter, you showed me how to persevere. It's what we did with G8Press. Definitely a year of learning how to deal with the life of a publisher. We're looking forward to much more success in 2012.

Furthermore, I started a little side business for myself which has really helped me out financially. Need to start a blog? $50 for a start-up and I'll maintain it for you for $15 a month. Just sayin'.

In any case, the most important decision you made was to find a new church. Which, by the way, is still an ongoing journey. If Rock Harbor wasn't 100 miles away, that would be my church. But alas, too many miles between us.

I've added a lot of good reads to my Kindle. Last book uploaded? My Emily by Matt Patterson.For today and, the last day of 2011, and tomorrow, My Emily is FREE for your Kindle.

I must say, it was quite a good year. A lot of reading, writing and a bucket load of new online friends as well as reconnecting with offline friends, for a lack of a better word. No romance to be had but I really have no complaints. The book of Philippians seemed to be my theme for 2011, so I leave you with this . . .

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:4-7).

"... for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:11-13).

And . . .

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you" (Philippians 4:8-9).


Debby A.


Sharon Lynne said...

Happy New Year! I enjoyed your post. It was a good year. Have you noticed that every year one gets wiser? Our troubles (as well as joys) all work together for good! God has promised!

A_Esteves said...

I wanted to make a post similar to yours at the last day of the year but just couldn't find the words. You did it perfectly!
Happy New Year!

The Gatekeeper said...

Ah, you're so sweet.