Saturday, January 05, 2008

Here's to another year of tough stuff and joy...

I know, I know. I have been very bad at updating my blog and it has gotten worse since I updated it last. I have a good reason. I had travelled out the city and was so busy with my friend's wedding and stuff. Anyways, here is the first post for this year.

I was trying not to do any 'New Year' sort of post or do any of the 'New Year' sort of thing like resolutions and thinking back on the past and all that. I like to think I am a person who lives in the present. While I have made a couple of resolution (which just happened to coincide with New Year), I did take some time off to think through the last year. Just a rewind and fast forward.

When I thought back on the year before and the years before that, what I remembered were the tough times, crises, foolishness, goof-ups, failures and the like alongside the good and nice things. In fact the not-so-nice things had a stronger presence in my memory. And I think I want to thank God for the not-so-nice things about life as well.

Those events are significant as they taught me lessons which I wouldn't easily forget; they were the momentous turning points which took me to the next level of maturity; they chased me into the arms of my Father; they have led me to greater intimacy with Him; made me a better person. Well, I could go on.

Anyways, I think I should mention the good things too that make me smile when I think about those. For the nice apartment, the good job, good friends, fun, laughter, discussions and debates, movies, coffee, coffee with friends, Gina's visit, Rob's visits, living with my brother, my blog friends (wink wink), Kiki's wedding, and (stopping to catch my breath) the list can go on and on…

Anyways, here's wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

p.s - And oh, i loved this New Year resolution post. I would say that my resolution is something similar.


Sandy Carlson said...

That's a great post, Bungi. I so admire your spirit. It's interesting that the not-so-nice things to stick longer than the nice things. Perhaps that is the nature of suffering.

That's wonderful that you were busy with your friend's happy occasion!

God bless.

JollyRoger said...

Nice post Bungi! God Bless!

Nancy said...

Thank you for the link resolution.

Very true :)

Sandy Carlson said...

I've tagged you. I hope you'll want to play with this New Year's meme!

Writing in Faith

Compassion Unlimitted said...

hectic time i guess..hope the new year is as great as the way it has begun

Bungi said...

Sandy - Thank you. You are such an encourager and supporter!

JollyRoger - Thank you. And bless you too!

Nancy - Ah well, it was a great post, wasn't it?

Sandy - Will be playing along! It is an interesting meme.

CU - So far so good! Hope you have a great year too!

Julie Layne said...

Chased into the arms of your father...

This is a great picture in words, Bungi, and a vivid reminder of God's care for us.

Bungi said...

Julie - Thank you! :-)