Happy New Year!
2011! Man, it sure seemed to come quickly! Were you ready for it? What kind of plans are you making? What personal changes are you resolving? How do you feel about your life in light of this New Year?
At our house as a part of our Christmas tradition, we watch ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’ Both Debi and I tear up at the all important messages of the movie. It helps us to remember that in spite of disappointments, heartaches, and the fatigue of the past year, we are still important to many people. Sometimes the thought that we are important to others escapes us and we feel less than important in this life.
“Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?” Clarence Oddbody
"Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings, Love Clarence." Clarence Oddbody
These quotes from the movie challenge Debi and me and should you too. You see what Angel Clarence Oddbody knew from a heavenly perspective is that each of our lives are significant! God created you, knew you in your mother’s womb, and planned your life to have significant impact on others. We are here by design not accident and have an important role to play in the lives of others that only we can accomplish!
You have to remember that our lives will impact millions/billions of people and future generations to come! That decision you make today will not only impact you and those around you now but many in the future to come.
As we enter 2011, let us live significantly not selfishly bearing in mind that our lives immensely affect the lives of others!