Today I spent the day in a very lovely town called Roanoke, Virginia. It was a good hour’s drive to get there and I was not driving… so I thought a lot about the historic Roanoke Hotel that I wanted to see in Roanoke. I also thought a lot about what I wanted my new year to be. Because after all, it is soon to be or already is (depending on where you live) the last day of the year 2009. As I thought about the two, it was interesting the way it sort of blended together.
I wondered if the new year would be much different from the year of 2009. (I always wonder that. Do you?) I wondered if I would be a better person. I wondered if I would help others in a way I had never helped before… some years have been that way… and some years I’ve been the one helped like I was never helped before! (God bless the people who’ve helped me!) I wondered if I would make any great changes in the way I live. (I would have to say that once