It’s not just the end of the year, it’s also the end of the decade: the first decade of the new millennium. The media loves to cash in on these calendar markers, highlighting moments that become the signature events of the timeframe. Cynics and skeptics point out that the whole exercise is incredulous. It is more entertainment than illumination. Decades, it appears, are in the mind of the beholder.
Well, I hereby confess: I am a beholder.
Thank you for sticking with me all these years as I sit down once a week and write a completely random account of my personal musings. LeaderFOCUS is now as much a part of my life as mealtime and workouts. Your comments keep me going. It’s nice to know someone tracks my reflections. I’ll confess it here, as other writers do, that when I begin each week, I never quite know where I’m going to end up. My hope is that when I hit my seven or eight hundred words, there’s an emotional punch that brings motivation for the week ahead.
As this decade draws to a close, of all the things I think about, the most important of all is family. So this week, because we are friends, as I reflect on a memorable Christmas weekend with our family, I’d like to get you current with our three children, their spouses and their children. I’ve compiled a little video – it lasts less than two minutes. But when you get to the end, you’ll see why it is that I consider myself blessed.
It was a Merry Christmas!
And now, in this final, personal installment of LF, let me wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Copyright Kenneth E Kemp 2010