525,600 Minutes

The minutes count down and the clock strikes 11:59 on this last day of 2009. It’s hard to believe only twelve months ago I was re-starting this blog. Twelve months ago I hadn’t yet made the decisions that took me through this year — and it has been a rollercoaster of a year, even if I didn’t get it all down in twelve months’ worth of blog entries.

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles
In laughter, in strife

I wrote around some personal drama earlier in the year, so some months in the Archived Posts seem less action-packed in terms of content. In reality, those were the months something was going on that I didn’t want to record for myself or others. But I still have so much to thank God for.

It’s time now to sing out
Though the story never ends
Let’s celebrate
Remember a year in the life of friends

Before I take a step into the new year, I’ll take one last glance back. Here are my five favorite posts from 2009.

Looking at these posts now, I realize I didn’t write about the happiest moments I’ve had this year. I saw my sister fall in love and get engaged to a wonderful man. I’ve never felt more loved by my parents and friends. I have not been deprived of anything I want or need, whether materially, emotionally, or spiritually, because God loves me. Now I understand, it has been a great year.

For next year, my blog entries will reflect more of the love I receive and give.

Oh you got to, you got to remember the love
You know that love is a gift from up above
Share love, give love, spread love
Measure, measure your life in love

(All lyrics from the song “Seasons of Love” from the musical Rent)

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3 thoughts on “525,600 Minutes

  • January 1, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Happy New Year, Noelle! πŸ™‚ May all your 525,600 minutes be filled with joy and love and all that God has for you! πŸ™‚

  • January 1, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Hi Ro. Thanks, and same to you! May God fill your measure to full and overflowing πŸ™‚

  • January 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Happy New Year! I'll check out your DZMM appearance today.


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