Welcome to 2015

It’s 2015! Honestly, that doesn’t even feel right to say. 2015 still sounds like the future. Like, distant future. Like, the flying cars kind of distant future. But it is upon us nevertheless.

As I watched the seconds tick away on 2014, I almost teared up. (Manly tears, of course. My tears smell like the manliest cologne you can imagine. Like, Drakkar Noir or Brut or Hai Karate. I’m a man.)

There were a number of reasons why. For one, we buried a member of my family some weeks ago that NO ONE expected to lose at the beginning of 2014. So, while I was thinking about that loss, I was also thinking about how grateful I am for my entire family.

Second, I thought about how thankful I am for the sets of friends that I have. Friends that I have made during different stages of my life and one or two who have been around through most of those stages.

Third, I thought about my parents. I couldn’t have had better parents. I’ve learned more from them in my 32 years than anyone else on this planet. I’m thankful for them.

Lastly and most importantly, I thought about how truly blessed I am and the possibilities that await me in the new year. God is incredible, man. And given all the craziness that happened in the last 12 months, He, alone, keeps me grounded.

One of my good friends sent me an email to say that his personal theme for 2015 is going to be to live big. I’m not one for having personal themes for the new year, but I’m here for that one. Live. Enjoy life. Go places you’ve never seen or been. Do things you’ve never done. Experience life. Enjoy family and friends. Live.

Happy New Year, and thanks for continuing to rock with us here at ThaWell!

-Erik (@WalkSays)

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    • Ruthie
      January 1, 2015

      Happy New Year (2015) – Yes! This is the start of another year, that God has given us. And we should all be thankful. In this year, I want to be all that The Lord wants me to be. That says a lot, but God gives life and why not follow the Father. I’m soooooo thankful for whatever, The Father wants to give me, my family and friends this year. We’re ready Lord, lead us and we will follow You. Grateful!!!!

    • ruth jeremiah
      January 1, 2015

      ^^^^^ s/o to another Ruth/Ruthie! 🙂 anyway I totally feel you, this past year was emotionally draining and I am grateful it’s over. I’m definitely taking up the live big theme for this year because it’s just time for me to start doing things I’ve said I would do but never have. Great post!

      Oh and your Brut reference took me all the way back to like 1990, some great times there lol


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