A thought, a realization hit me last night as I was watching TV. The realization was that I have had this same thought every year for a long time.
What is this thought. It comes from a commercial on TV, it runs every year at this time. Sorry, but memory guy here can’t remeber the name of the organization for whom the commercial is done. It is a wonderful organization seeking sponsorship for children in far away countries. I applaud them for their efforts.
During the commercial a song is playing. I know I am messing up the words but it is something like:
“So, It is Christmas and what have you done. Another year is over, a new one begun.”
It is a beautiful song that carries on to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. It is just it is that one line that catches me every time I hear it. I think another year is over, and what have I done? Every year when I hear that the answer is always the same, really nothing!!! Somehow the year just seems to slip away and I am listening to that same song again. The answer to what have I done remains the same year after year, well really nothing.
OK, I got through, I survived another year, another 365 days and that by itself is something I am grateful for. Another year of precious time has past me by and really what have I done, not much.
Now I realize as I am writing this, I may be sounding negative, but I really don’t mean it that way at all. I suppose if anything I am giving myself a little pep talk, sort of “go Bill go”. First off, I am determined I will in fact be listening to that same song this time next year. But, next year when I think, what have I done, I will be able to reply…….
I encourage, no I challenge all that read this to do the same.