I hope this year is filled with blessings for all those around me.
I hope that as new things come around the corner I will be courageous enough to go after them.
I hope those who are burdened with illness will be healed.
I hope Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men will truly come to be.
I hope my family member remain close to one another.
I hope my friendships will strengthen and grow.
I hope that I may fulfill the new duties I have been given to the best of my abilities.
I hope I will end the year a better person than I began it.
I hope my family and friends will be granted the gift of good health.
I hope my students will try their best and learn.
I hope I might be a blessing to others, instead of a burden.
I hope I will finish my final two Master's classes with flying colors and that I will pass my Praxis.
I hope that I will live a healthful and healthy life.
I hope I will follow good advice, ignore bad advice, and know the difference between the two.
What a difference a year makes... as I looked back over the last year's entries, back to my first blog entry - one year ago, today - I know I could not have expected a few of the things that transpired during 2010.
Even the weather is different.
Here are two pictures - the first from last year around Christmas, and then one from this year around Christmas... interesting, huh?
May your blessings be more numerous than your trials, and may your trials turn out to be blessings in disguise. Happy 2011!