Archive for December 26th, 2008

December 26, 2008

A challenge at New Year

by Rod Smith

As always at New Year, and especially this week between Christmas and the New Year, I do a lot of thinking.

dsc_06421. Please join me in making 2009 the most useful and fulfilling year each of us has ever enjoyed. I am going to pray to live a life of deeper grace and appropriate generosity. I am going to give more.
2. I will do all I can to turn my insight into determined action. There is little point in seeing or understanding a problem if I do nothing about trying to correct it.
3. I am going to try to live more in the present and the future, than I do in the past.

What will you do? Please let me know.

Thank you. I am very aware of the enormous privilege I am afforded in writing this 200-word daily newspaper column which is published in South Africa and the USA. It is also widely on the Internet. The latest statistical analysis, according to one of many web sources, show that a large percentage of the web-readers are in Australia and Canada. But the column is still geared to its initial readership: The Mercury readers of Kwa-Zulu Natal.