Thursday, January 24, 2008

january 24

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards. Unless a man be born again, he shall by no means enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. -G. K. Chesterton

New Year's Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. -Mark Twain

When one shares their New Year’s resolutions that seems to be when one most fails at fulfilling them. -Jennifer Coomer

It’s been a little goal of mine to revive this blog; to post more than a Ten on Tuesday list each week. Truthfully, I’ve wanted to return to posting something every day. Every day. And then I sit down and suddenly have nothing say or I’m too tired to say it. So ...

... Here are a few tid-bits.

This photo best represents basketball season in my family. I don’t remember what Dad and I are laughing about in this picture. But I like it. And I’m learning to accept, even embrace, that my eyes almost disappear when I really really really laugh or smile.
Tonight I went to a small group “re-group re-launch” at my church. There were a few opportunities for table discussions during the evening. I sat with some friends and their two daughters. The younger daughter, aged nine, politely listened to something I was saying and then replied, “You use a lot of vocabulary words.” I think that was one of the best compliments I’ve gotten in a long time. If not ever.

Consider January 24th blogged.


Bobbi said...

Greetings from a fellow eye "loser"

J.P. said...

Good job on the use of lots of vocabulary words! hehe

Sarah H. said...

Happy New Year, new Jennifer!

Sheila said...

Happy New Year to you Jennifer. I absolutely LOVE everything about this post. Thank you - I needed it!


Katie said...

That's a great photo of you and your dad.

And I love the vocabulary words compliment!