Let’s start now jotting down all the best gifts of 2013! To the glory of God and the gift of a New Year!
You hear it, too? The clock ticking down on this year?
Oh, we’re all lingering in the wonder of these holidays a bit longer, and pulling up a chair just for you, and passing down your cuppa warm.
Ah, it was the best of times, wasn’t it?
Well, really, it wasn’t in the least, and it completely was because now is always the miracle that might not have been.
Either way, 2012 came — and it’s about to go. And like an old friend, this year needs remembering for all of the best moments — the ones where you wanted to grab a girlfriend and say, “Hey! Did you see that wink of a minute, that falling star of a moment, that crazy grace time bestowed?”
It’s going to get happiest loud in here, because we’re all Jonathan-friends and we’re all leaning in with the good times and don’t be shy about what the Lord has done!
So, let the whole (in)courage hood chime in, (and if you’re here, that’s gorgeous you, sister) and let’s make this the best end of the year block party —
The best recipe you couldn’t not make again?
The best book you couldn’t put down?
The best song that you just couldn’t get out of your head?
The jeans that fit best? (It’s paramount never to wear pants that hurt…)
The tool/gizmo/idea that worked best? (It’s true: One good idea in hand is worth two good friends knowing about it too!)
The risk that returned best? (It’s why angels always say it first: “Do not be afraid.” You never start living until you stop fearing.)
The best link of 2102? The best laugh? The best living?
The best thing you didn’t want to do — but you did anyway? (Happiness comes to them who pursue hard things.)
What was the best habit?
The best holiday? The best gift?
The best sacrifice? (The best way to have more is to give more…)
And wave your friends in here too — the more we share, the more joy we all give each other.
So… what was the Best of Everything 2012?
(Pouring your mug of grace times in the the comment box and we’ll all be pitching in with our “Best of…” there too!
Can’t wait to hear your “The Best of Everything 2012″ … and for every comment you leave (one, two, ten)?
Every comment’s another entry to win 4 gifts that are, oh, about Four Thousand Gifts! : The One Thousand Gifts gift set of 2 books with the calendar — and the brand spanking new One Thousand Gifts Devotional (with numbered journaling space to write down your own “1000 best of everything moments” for 2013!)
“The Best of Everything 2012″ party will just keep singing on here on until Saturday evening, 8 pm EST, and then we get the happy joy of updating this post with the recipient of the One Thousand Gifts gift set who then gets to start the countdown of her own “1000 best of everything” 2013!
Let the best of times begin! Let the linking and the laughing and the loving and the remembering begin!
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