December 21 Prompt: Future Self. Imagine yourself 5 years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? Bonus: write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?
I would say "Live 2011 to the fullest. Enjoy planning your wedding. Enjoy your friends around your hometown before you move from them. Enjoy going through everything you own, recalling memories as you pack. - the good and the bad. Learn from them. Embrace your new life. Take every moment you have with Randy and savor it. Make him happy and let him know how much you love him everyday. Love on your kids and your grandkids. Count it a great privilege adding new people to your family."
Bonus: Ten years ago - the next 10 years will not be what you expect. Handle everything to the best of your ability. Conduct yourself with dignity and grace. Be kind and patient. Learn from from all that comes your way and move forward. Act and react in a way that lets others see Jesus in you. Continue to give thanks to the Lord in all things. Realize that no matter how much you pray, no matter how hard you try, some things can't be helped. They will still happen. Live these 10 years with no guilt, with no regrets.