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2017 Happiness

Who'd know… it's 2017!

Life moves a long so fast, one year to the next. These last few years have been so full, of very good times (and very hard times). Yet, even though so much has happened, the time that has passed has been nothing.

My family: December 2016. 

Just looking back over it all.

Trying to figure out how I got to where I am today.

Considering all of it.

It's truly amazing – it's awe-striking.

Life is just too good to not love. Even the difficult times I would never change – for they are very much a part of making everything what it is in my life.

2016 was an amazing year.

I spent several months volunteering for Above Rubies.

I watched several of my friends marry – Esther, Meadow, and Shelby.

I was there for most of Rashida's pregnancy, and got to meet little Ezzie.

I had my horse accident – which was not fun, but it happened, lol.

I learned more about confidence and friendships. So much more.

Lost friends, made friends, strengthened relationships.

My beliefs in God were tested and made more firm in many ways.

I was baptized.

I got my driver's license.

I wrote a novel in a month.

The list could go on forever. There are so many things that made 2016 special, so many reasons I'm glad to be a live.

It was a fantastic year. Full of laughter (some tears) and joy.

It has been a very good push-me-forward year.

I am so excited for 2017. To see what God still has for me. The adventures, struggles, excitement – even the dull moments.
I know all of it will be good for me, even if I don't necessarily like it.

Because as of yet I have found everything in life seems to be only designed by God to give us a better end. And for that reason you can't hate any of it.

As for resolutions, like normal I am resolved to still not make any.

I'm the type of person that continually overwhelms myself with trying to do more and such. And I'm big for (trying to) complete everything.

So, in a way, I find new year's resolutions silly: I already am trying to perfect myself daily with things I can control, and a lot of what people put on their list is only destined for failure and causes a lot of feelings of self-hate.

My advice to all of you wanting a perfect year: rely on God. Don't worry about any thing. Live each day full of Him… He'll give you the strength you need for doing all that is truly necessary. And He'll open doors for you, and close doors, and just guide you down the very definition of fulfillment if you but rely on Him instead of the strength of you own self.

And don't get rid of things – but find a better purpose. For example, around this time of the year a lot of people deactivate their facebooks.

But usually for only a small bit, to get back on and use it just as they did before – a time waster.

Instead of doing that use it properly. Spread less drama, and encourage people.

Don't focus on cutting evil out, but establishing good habits in your life, habits that will slowly but surely push out all that junk.

And, those are my new year thoughts.

Also, that contest I was doing… it doesn't seem to be taking any flight in any of the two times I tried to do it… so it is now discontinued.

Once again, Happy New Year!!!

Let me know your thoughts of 2016/ 2017… what does this change of seasons mean to you? Or does it mean anything ;) And here is a fun piece of satire that expresses my thoughts well :D


  1. I'm really looking forward to this new year. Last year was good, and I grew a lot in doing things on my own and building relationships with people without the help of my sister. :) I also grew a lot in trusting in God's plan, instead of my own. So far 2017 is pretty wide open to possibilities, but God has it all under control, so I just have to wait and see what comes. :)

    1. Sounds like you and me both ;) Life is one exciting journey ☺

  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR. Wow, last year was quite suckish for me but I guess I need to wait for the plans God has for me this year!

    1. Aw, I'm sorry to hear that... but, if I can say something... don't base your year off of expectations. Yours or others. I find when you just let God control your year, and looks to be happy even when things aren't quite so spectacular, that's when things are the greatest. And you can have the best 2017 ever if you do just that - be happy with the life God has for you!!! ☺☺

  3. Hi keturah this was a good year for us your cousin Rakayle

    1. So awesome to hear from you, Rakayle!!! 💚💚💚

    2. Thanks, keturah. Rakayle


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