Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my readers.
As I coast into the final days of 2009, I've been reflecting on all of the things that I have to be thankful for.
I have several new friends. I have introduced a few more people to shooting, including all three of my children. I was able to pay off some debt and improve my financial situation, even though I had to take a pay cut earlier this year. My youngest child was just accepted to college for next year. My wife still loves me. :)
The list could be much longer.
But, all that really matters is this: I have employment, food, clothing, and shelter. Everything else is gravy.
If you know of someone who is struggling these Holidays, who may not have the basics covered, help them out in any way that you can. Even if the only help that they will accept is your thoughts and prayers. That may be all that they need. Pray for our Military, who are doing tough work in dangerous places. Pray for their families here back home.
Keep your loved ones close to you. Reach out to friends and neighbors. And, share your love with the people you meet. Be safe in your travels. May the King of kings and Lord of lords protect you, and bless you, and keep you close, as we celebrate Him.