2012 has been an exciting year for me, so many changes and so much growth. This was my first year in blogging and it has been so much fun being a part of all of your lives, sharing the good and the bad, and encouraging each other to reach higher and never give up. I love the community of bloggers I have been fortunate enough to get to know and I can’t wait to share in many more bloggers journeys as we move into 2013. Thank you everyone for your love and support.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.
It’s funny the way we have trained ourselves to think. Today a friend of mine made the statement, “I just want to give it to someone without profit let someone have them…ya know what I mean it’s Christmas” I knew what she was talking about but still the words, “ya know what I mean it’s Christmas” kept repeating in my head. You know like when a song gets stuck in your head and you keep singing it and singing it even when you don’t realize it. That’s what this was like I just kept repeating it in my head.
Here is what came of my constant thought on the matter. Why is it that at Christmas time everyone all the sudden wants to do their part and help? What makes Christmas any different than any other day? Are people not in need January thru November? Are people not hungry? Are people not homeless? Why is it all the sudden the humanitarian in us wants to pop out because it’s Christmas?
So what I’m looking for today is your answer to these questions that riddle my mind…
What makes December the month we celebrate Christmas any different than any other month or day? Is it because it’s Christmas a holiday many won’t even recognize as a celebration of Jesus’ birth? Is it because the “nice” switch in our brain has magically been flipped and we have to be kind to others in December? What is it? What causes the food banks to over flow with donations of food in December and then struggle to feed people the rest of the year? What causes the Grinch mentality of “his heart grew 3 sizes that day” or however that goes?
I’m just a little baffled by this. Any help would be appreciated.
What I see is a huge out pouring of servitude, love, gratitude, and hope during the holidays. What I don’t understand is why that same high doesn’t carry us all year round.
Just a little something to ponder.
I pray you all have an amazing holiday season and that going into 2013 your new year’s resolution won’t be to lose weight, or become rich, but that it will be to put a smile on someone’s face every day, to keep that holiday spirit of service and giving all year round, and to find joy in the little things. God bless!