A variety of Gifts for the New Year

The Fall issue of YES! magazine


Good Morning, God!

I have a GIFT for everyone for the New Year. Yes Magazine — full of positive and inspiring NEWS and articles. I subscribe and receive articles like this one on What is Real Wealth, once a week.

Oh! You have a Gift for ME, God. Your Gift is that I will no longer be depressed by News. I started this morning with a quick look at BBC.com and discovered that Brazil has a woman president; their former president left with an 80% approval rating; and that Queensland is having floods of Biblical proportions. Ah, A Resolution! Scan World News, daily!

I LIKE making New Year’s Resolutions. Fresh Starts are under-rated, God! It is just that we (at least, I) don’t properly appreciate how many small changes are involved — REQUIRED — to implement just ONE resolution.

Implementation! I WANT TO EMBRACE THE ABILITY/SKILL OF IMPLEMENTING CHANGE! It reminds me of the folks — years ago — who wanted us to “just believe” we COULD end World Hunger. BELIEVING IS the FIRST step. But, “believing” is just “opening the door.” Now my mind sees — from a museum in Alaska — all the “supplies” that had to be carried by a gold prospector climbing up the steep and snowy route to the Klondike.

It is true, God, that we don’t SET OUT without believing. But, most of us don’t ask for the list of “supplies” needed for the trip. And without attending to the hundreds of supporting “details” we fail.

So, New Year’s Resolutions get a “bad name” and we miss the Great Gift of beginning again. Please, God, help me to both make and implement New Year’s Resolutions! Let’s TURN this aircraft carrier!

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