What in the WORLD do we mean when we say, "MORE OR LESS"??  Speaking of a ambiguous statement this one may take the cake!  Today though those words play perfectly into this year end post.  

As the final hours and then minutes of 2016 click away, there will certainly be a time of reflection of all the year held.  Reflection is all we can do with 2016, for we cannot undo the past--history.   Perhaps more important is how we will approach 2017 and the clean slate it includes.  I am not a huge fan of New Year resolutions--they seem to be a sure fire way to set myself up for failure.  The test becomes not keeping the resolutions, but instead how long can I keep them.  Some years a week seems good!

This year I am looking at more or less- 

More laughter---less sadness

More adventures---less of the mundane

More conversations---less time on social media

More good food---less junk food

More intentional seeking---less wasted time

More awareness of the wonder---less distracted gazing

More enjoyable physical activity---less time with my nose in a book

More time with friends and family---less hibernation

More affirmation---less condemnation

More awareness of the needy---less excuse making

More time with The Father---less procrastination

I could go on, but the pattern is set.  The hours are dwindling--time is fleeting--there is no time like the present to turn over a new leaf, go for the gusto, begin anew.  What better time to do that than a brand new year---a new calendar---a clean slate?  It is my firm intent to make the final chapters--good chapters--wonder filled chapters--chapters filled with love and a lasting legacy. All I have to accomplish that is today--and today I begin again with renewed vigor!

So as I quietly say Goodbye to 2016 and all it held--I look forward to a new year--and pray I can focus on what is right, what is true, what is good.


 “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
Psalm 90:12


  1. You are right, Lulu. New Year resolutions are easily broken within a day or so. This year, however, it will not be so for me. Because my resolution will be kept all year long; perhaps for ever. I have resolved to stop caring. There you are. I will not care about anyone or anything.

    I will be selfish and bother about myself only. That's the spirit! They say a friend in need is a friend indeed. What nonsense. In my experience a friend in need is a pain in the backside. Like my neighbour always wanting to borrow things. Not anymore. Like the dog leaving his poop in the garden for me to clean up. Not anymore. Like the mother-in-law always leaving the broom in the hallway as she lands. Not anymore. I'll break that broom.

    I've had enough of all this Peace on earth and Good Will to all men. How about the women? Is there any good will towards them too?

    Hic ... do you think that last bit of cheese was mouldy? Or is it the port?

    I wish you the very best of all times you have ever had this New Year, Lulu. Honest, I do. Hic ... cheers my friend. God bless you. I'll drink to that.

    1. My last Victor Chuckle for 2016😢
      Happy New Year!!

  2. {{{giggling over Victors comment}}}---

    I don't make resolutions, as I am unable to keep them. I hope this New Year brings you much happiness, love, friendship, and joy my friend. Keeping you in prayer. {{and watch your doorstep--today or Monday}}

      Happy New Year to you and your men, Linda!

  3. The Psalm is a perfect reminder to us to value our loved ones and all the moments of the days and year. God bless you.

    1. Happy New Year & God Bless You & Yours, Julie!


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