As I started this New Year, like most people, I couldn’t help but commit to untold resolutions with gusto. Our pastor even had us write down the “one thing” that we intend on doing this year to make changes in our lives. It didn’t take me long because I knew all too well where I had failed last year. With eager anticipation, I jotted down the “one thing” and couldn’t help but think about Curley in the movie, City Slickers. He told Billy Crystal’s character that there is only “one thing” that makes life great. When Billy Crystal asked what it was, Curley said, “You’ll have to figure that out for yourself.”
I had to ask myself that question. Have I figured out that “one thing” to make my life great? I’m sure we have all considered that that “one thing” changes with time. As a child, that “one thing” was becoming a grown up so I could do anything I wanted to do. As a grown up, that “one thing” was wishing I could be a child again and escape all of the responsibilities breathing down upon me. Now that I have topped the hill and am sliding down the mountain of age, that “one thing” is more precious and certainly more tenuous.
As I contemplated that “one thing” for 2017, eternity loomed in my mind. I had to wonder, if this were my last year, what will matter in my life? What will people remember about my life? Did I make a difference in my world? Did I please my Savior and will there be people in Heaven because of my witness? Yes, I know it’s heavy. Probably too heavy for the end of January when most people have let their resolutions slip. But, it goes without saying that living out that “one thing” in our life is important and should be contemplated if not today, then tomorrow, and in upcoming days as we enter a new regime in America.
“One thing” I would like to do this year, is share how God has worked in my life to more people. I would like to offer 25% off of any purchase from my website; and encourage you to spread the word. When Mommies Cry is an excellent gift book for grieving mothers; and details my personal journey through losing a baby. A Life Worth Remembering will take you back to the days of America’s Women’s Suffrage movement. It offers a reminder of the sacrifices made and the loves lost for women to secure the right to vote. Stay on the look-out this Fall for my newest book, When the Glass Slipper Breaks, offering insights into dealing with broken relationships.
When Mommies Cry is now discounted to just $9.00 and A Life Worth Remembering will only cost $10.75. And, if you choose to order both, take advantage of a discounted price of $16 for both. Volume discounts are also available if you purchase ten or more. To order on my website, simply send me an email with your request and I will apply the discount and mail within 24 hours. I hope you enjoy that “one thing” for 2017. Believe me, it will pay off!