Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Don’t Blink

It’s almost 2009. Douglas Adams wrote, “Time is fleeting; lunchtime doubly so.” I think he was onto something. Tempus fugit. Time files. And here it is, the end of the year. Unbelievable. It really did not feel like Christmas this year to yours truly and I blame it on the passage of time. I feel it outpacing me now and that’s ok, that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Still it does not seem that 2008 has even started let alone the fact that it’s coming to a close.

Resolutions. My New Year’s resolution is to NOT make any Year-End lists for myself (or for you either, Gentle Reader) here at Chicken Scratch. I’m seriously curtailing any such compilation. All I want to do this coming year is grow in my faith, work out some holdout areas in my life and see what’s around the corner. However; there are those (including me, I must admit) who like to review such things; so therefore, Gentle Reader here’s this; http://www.time.com/time/specials/2008/top10/, for your review. Time Magazine did a pretty decent job of the whole list thing, don’t you think?

According to my friend the internet, Carl Sandburg said, “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” My sincere hope is that time in 2008 was time well spent. Here’s hopin’ for a better 2009.

Happy New Year

1 comment:

RDOwens said...

Time Magazine did a pretty decent job of the whole list thing, don’t you think?

I only looked at the quotations. I think they missed some. Here are some quotations I'll remember from 2008 that Time chose not to place on the list.

I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

first time I'm proud of my country

three letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S

When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'

It's time to be patriotic.