As I write this article we are marching forward to 2013 and it is exciting. I am not sure about you but I have learned so much this year. I started out this year to make gobs and gobs of money to pay off my debt and I ended up knowing myself better and realizing that I was not just going to do anything to earn gobs and gobs of money.
I had been focusing on earning money today everyday of my life for most of this year and it sort of robbed me. In a sense I learned alot and found great inroads to be able to get out of debt however I did not enjoy life as much as I should have this year, 2012, and its not a time that I will be able to gain back so I must look forward.
Sometimes great and joyful things that happen causes us to pause however its those situations whether they be good or not that causes you to pause and take a look at what you are doing thus resulting in change.
I worked with a minister when I was 18 years old. We worked at a Sears Service Center which was a parts and labor and maintenance place for customers who purchased Sears products. We had so much fun. He was the coolest minister I ever met. I did not feel compelled to be on my best behavior but I was just naturally on my best behavior because he was just that cool.
I moved on and graduated from college had my children and I would see him from time to time. He was even invited to preach at the church I attended several years ago and he was great. I just recently seen him this summer as I was taking my mom to the bank. As usual we had a good conversation. All of our conversations were upbeat and great.
A day ago from me writing this post he thought he had a cold so there was no reason for him to think of going to the doctor. He had a cold before so he would get over it as he had done before. Apparently this was not an ordinary cold as he slumped over and was pronounced dead. I will miss him.
I know at least he enjoyed life because he strived to be a pastor so he could serve God and people and he accomplished that and was good at it. Do you presently have the same type of testimony for your life?
Enjoy life today and make it count. Dont count your money count your blessings. I know I normally talk about earning money today mainly on this blog but not today. In the end its going to be about did you enjoy your life and did you make it count.