31 December 2007

Out with the old

Well, it's the last day of 2007 and I have to say it's been quite a year. I've had my share of good and the bad, but all in all, it's still been a good year. Here's my list of bad/good list...

Bad...
Got a health scare
Good...
Said health scare brought me and mum back together

Bad...
Having major surgery
Good...
Realizing how strong I truly am

Bad...
Missing out on a relationship with my dad
Good...
We're no longer estranged and I have a place to stay everytime I'm in Jamaica

Bad...
Being a parent of a teenage girl
Good...
Knowing that I'm doing it pretty well and we're growing together

Bad...
Having friends treat you badly
Good...
Realizing it's their loss and making some really cool new ones

Bad...
Feeling lost/alone
Good...
Knowing that with Christ, you're never lost or alone

Bad...
Having a stepmom who's only 5 yrs older than me
Good...
She's great and it's like having another big sister instead of a mother

Bad...
Not getting the pay increase I deserve
Good...
Finding out that as a disabled Vet I can get tax free money from the government

Bad...
Knowing so many people suffer
Good...
Knowing I was able to give in order to relieve some of their suffering

I'm a better, stronger, and more confident woman is year than I was last year and I know I will be even better next year. Thank you all for your respective roles in my life and the contributions you've made through reading and commenting on my blog as well as by my reading yours. I wish each and everyone of you a fantastic 2008 and may we all be blessed in our rightful and respective ways.

Be safe out there and always give God the thanks and praise He so amply deserves.

Love!

10 comments:

Mizrepresent said...

Happy New Years Blu, be safe, be blessed...i know you will.

Ms. Confessions said...

Happy New Year!!!

DBA Lehane said...

As they say, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. If you learn something from everything "bad thing" then it's not really a negative thing at all.

Happy 2008 and here's hoping you a wonderful year wherever it takes you.

Rosemarie said...

This is a great way to reflect on the past year and realize that even at a low moment or in a disappointing situation, it has something "good" to offer. Thank God that we have done the work thus far to be able to realize it.

Thanks for your friendship and all the best in 2008!

Fred Hammond
We're Blessed

We're blessed in the city
We're blessed in the field
We're blessed when we come and when we go
We cast down every stronghold
Sickness and poverty must cease
For the devil is defeated
We are blessed

Don said...

Love it, Blu.

I now think as you do. Meaning I will see the bad but look forward to the good which comes out of every bad. Because as you have posted, there is definitely good coming from every struggle.

I wholehearted co-sign your last paragraph.

Stronger. No doubt.

Lyrically speaking said...

Miss Jewel
Happy New Year!!
It's been a bumpy 2007 year for me but let's keep our head up and set some positive, wonderful goals this 2008. Stay blessed.

Blu Jewel said...

Thank you all for the well wishes and most of all for the love and support you've all shown me in 2007.

2008 numerically will be a blessed year, claim it and use it wisely.

Love!

Villager said...

Hotep Blu --> you have done what we should all do ... turned adversity into triumph. You were knocked down; but not knocked out! I look forward to seeing how your life ... and your blog ... continue to evovle in 2008.

peace, Villager

Ali's Zay said...

You've inspired me (yet again!) I'm working on my bad/good list now ;-)

Peace and Love

Ali's Zay (LoversA.blogspot.com)

Ali's Zay said...

As promised, I've posted my bad/good list :-) Thanks again!

Peace and Love,

Ali's Zay (LoversA.blogspot.com)