well, it appears to be the start of a new year, a new decade. excellent!
2009 was something else. highs and lows and everything in between, just like every other year, but i like to think that with each year i live, there is something extraordinary about it. not just for me, but for everyone.
each year we learn more, work more, gain more, lose more, fight more, try more, question more — live more.
from every year i have been given thus far in my life, all two decades of it, i’ve recently been trying to make more sense of it. i’m working on finding my purpose, who i am, who i want to be. maybe one might call those resolutions.
i don’t really know how i feel about resolutions. i think the concept is good enough i suppose, but if it’s july and i want to make a change, i’d like to do that. a july resolution!
resolutions don’t need to be made only at the beginning of a new year.
when i was younger, i used to do a year synopsis or “[insert something here] of the year” kind of deal. well, i’m going to kind of change that up. there have been a few things that have made their way into my life and i just want to share them now, kind of as preparation for the year we are all about to embark on. this compilation includes lyrics, quotations, words, thoughts, stories, memories, and everything in between. it’s choppy, but i suppose you’ll just have to take it for what it is.
dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. this then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hears condemn us. for GOD is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. –1 john 3:18-20
it’s business time. –flight of the conchords
don’t hit people.
don’t take things that don’t belong to you.
if you hurt someone, say you’re sorry.
clean up your own mess.
wash your hands before you eat.
hold hands and stick together when you cross the street.
live a balanced life.
be aware of wonder.
–the kindergarten creed, robert fulghum
azul para la vida.
accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. –romans 15:7
life is big and shiny and waiting for you. –sanchez johnson
i’m not running and i’m not scared/i am waiting and well prepared/i’m in the war of my life, at the door of my life/out of time and there’s nowhere to run. –jmayer, “war of my life”
make new friends, but keep the old.
let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law…love does no harm to its neighbor. therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. –romans 13:8-10
don’t underestimate or take anyone for granted — each day is a new day to give thanks.
a brilliant concept! an amazing piece. genuinely one of the best submissions i’ve ever received. intelligent, dramatically viable, critically sound and compellingly engaging from beginning to end (or, “end”?). incredible work! –greg kable
family will ALWAYS be there for you. always.
because of the Lord’s great love we are no consumed, for His compassions never fail. — lamentations 3:22
get your game up, al. –richard greer
you’re hollywood, you date models..he’s jersey, he skis in his jeans. –just friends
you know that i could use somebody, someone like you. –kings of leon, “use somebody”
stay hurtable. stay human. stay open. it’s always worth it. –jmayer
and i’ll taste every moment and live it out loud, i know this is the time, this is the time to be more than a name or a face in the crowd, i know this is the time, this is the time of my life. –david cook, “time of my life”
i’m expecting big things from this year, i’m not going to lie. be encouraged.