Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I made my first button (above)!
It may be a little gaudy, but it's so cool!
Yay, for my miniscule technical ability!

I have a couple of daily readers - the ones you read a small portion of daily for about a week, then pick up a few months later and read a couple more days worth in one sitting. Yep, those. One of them is John Maxwell's daily reader on leadership.

BTW, I love John Maxwell. I'm a BIG fan! He's such a people person and I'm jealous! He's a great speaker and I'm jealous! Ahh, good idea - let's start off the New Year with jealousy! Nice. Redo: I admire John Maxwell's ability to connect with people and carry an audience. (better!)

On to my point...(I think I needed to have gotten more rest last night). John talks about taking care of little things in the January 1st entry. (I was going to say "post." It really was a long night.)

Anywho...John talks about starting small and working up to bigger things.

St. Francis of Assisi said, "Start doing what is necessary; then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

and Napoleon..."The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves." (Hmm...makes you wonder if he should have taken his own advice!)

I usually come to the New Year with a sheet of goals and lots of plans, but as I've aged I've experienced the "2 week hang in there and then forget the whole thing" enough times to realize that I can only be in control of this moment today (and sometimes not even that.)

It's all in God's hands. Yes, I need to work on some things, but focusing on obedience to Christ and listening/talking with Him actively throughout each day is the only goal I need to have.

It may seem like a little thing, but it will yield the impossible getting done!

So...go do you're little thing today and thank the Lord you have Him to rely on in the mystery of what 2010 will bring.

Happy New Year, Everyone!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Angie--I found you through Sarah's blog, and I just wanted to say I enjoyed your quotes in this post. It's always interesting to me the ways in which people begin their new year--and I like your attitude! (And I really love John Maxwell, too!) Happy New Year, Karen