Hello New Year’s

Hello everyone. I’ve been quite for the last few days because I’ve just been kicking it with family and friends during this holiday season, but I hope everyone has been doing great. Just a heads up, you guys are in for a long read. Let’s reflect on some of this year’s highlights for me.

I got to visit my relatives in Charlotte, North Carolina. I wish it had not been for a funeral, but I still enjoyed seeing my family. I got to learn quite a bit about my grandmother who passed. For 35 years she worked in a hospital as a dietitian. I too work in a hospital, in the same department as she did. Maybe it’s in the blood. It was a blessing that she lived to be 93 and made such a big family- 3 sons and 3 daughters; 23 grandchildren; and 47 great grandchildren; and 7 great- great grandchildren. If Christ doesn’t return during my lifetime, I hope to live as long as my grandmother did to see my family prosper.

This year I did quite a bit of transitioning; occupation wise. I went from a sanitation worker, to a stocker/distributor, to a Physician Lounge Attendant. Same department, just moved up a bit. All the changes weren’t so easy, and I did my usual stressing, but I’m glad for all the work experience I’ve had. I’m happy doing what I’m doing now, and I feel more of a calmness each day.

During and after being in a relationship this year, I felt inspired to look further into how courtships and marriages should and shouldn’t be. I learned that true love comes from God, and contrary to popular belief it isn’t this fiery passion that brings about poor choices; stubbornness; and unwillingness to heed counsel. I pray one day that the right woman will come to me.

I enjoyed visiting the replica of Noah’s ark in Williamstown, Kentucky. If you ever get the chance during your lifetime, I encourage you to go out and see The Ark Encounter. Spend a couple of hours walking about three decks filled with history, displays, and proof of God’s existence.

I was blessed to have made new friends this year, one of which I now sing with regularly as part of my music ministry. Wouldn’t you believe the guy also has the same first name? While I do enjoying singing alone, it is great worshiping in song with others. After much thinking I think my friend David and I are keen on calling ourselves The Psalmists. If the name goes over your head, then I’m happy to elaborate. Both my friend and are named David. King David is the author of the book of Psalms in the Bible. That particular contain songs and poetry he himself wrote. You’re probably shaking your head at the name. We wanted some biblical, okay. It sounds better then what my dad had in mind- Double D’s. Heaven help him, he didn’t consider that that sounded like a woman’s breast size. I don’t see us gaining stardom, but I’m happy just ministering to others and imagining my savior smiling upon me.

Lastly, I’m glad that once more I grew as a writer. I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for over a year now. May God continue to give me for ideas in the upcoming year. I pray he continues helps me in all things. Once more to my fellow bloggers and readers, thank you for your views and encouragement.

Now comes the part where I list my goals and pray I can conquer them.

  • Get to know someone really well before pursuing any romantic relationship with them. Honestly, if I don’t meet anyone I’ll be just fine. I always am.
  • Take better care of my hair. According to my friend Bianca I haven’t been doing a good job with it. Goodbye hair gel. Hello hairspray and hair lotions. I may cut it all off one day or at least cut it low.
  • More independence
  • Smile more
  • Read more books
  • Go to the gym more
  • Not delay anything. As some lyrics in the from the musical Newsies go, “Now is the time to seize the day; “Open the gates and seize the day. Don’t be afraid and don’t delay.” If I see an opportunity I will think before I do anything, but hopefully I won’t think too long.
  • Continue to grow as a writer
  • Be a better speaker
  • Be a better planner
  • Travel and vacation more
  • Write in my journal more
  • Open my bible more
  • Inspire and be inspired.
  • Grow as a Christian

Enjoy your New Years. If you’re out and about partying I encourage you to be safe, especially if any alcohol is involved. If you’re looking to get kissed, make sure your lips aren’t dry and your breath is somewhat pleasant. If you got nothing to do then just do what I do for the last few minutes of the year, thank God seeing you through the year and pray He brings you through another.

By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

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