Last night at our young married group, Brian read the first 8 verses of Ecclesiastes 3:
1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
I think the end of the year and the end of a decade is a good time to think about how there really is a time for everything. We talked a bit about the "negative" sides last night and how we don't embrace the "positive" sides, or remember the positive sides, as much as we do the negative. So this year, instead of the usual resolutions, my resolution is to continue blogging about the little things in our life that bring us joy: the Maggie-isms, the photos of all of us just being us. I believe 2010 will be an amazing year and I pray it is for you as well.