If you are like me, today has been a day of thinking about this past year and thinking ahead of the new year.
2012 has been a year of many lows and some triumphs. God has walked me through many hard times - emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I can say I do not want to redo the times of heartache and sadness, but I will say that Jesus carried me through them and I hope that I am stronger from them.
I was reading a blog post this afternoon and I found these questions to think about when reflecting 2012. These questions will help me think about the good, fun, and joyful times of 2012. Some of these of these questions will be so hard to answer truthfully because of some challenges this year. Maybe I will share some of my answers in later posts...
1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?
2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?
3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?
4. What was an unexpected obstacle?
5. Pick three words to describe 2012.
6. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe your 2012—don’t ask them; guess based on how you think your spouse sees you. (If you’re not married, have fun guessing the answers from other friends and family, or just skip this question.)
7. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe their 2012—again, without asking.
8. What were the best books you read this year?
9. With whom were your most valuable relationships?
10. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?
11. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?
12. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?
13. In what way(s) did you grow physically?
14. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?
15. What was the most enjoyable part of your work (both professionally and at home)?
16. What was the most challenging part of your work (both professionally and at home)?
17. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?
18. What was the best way you used your time this past year?
19. What was biggest thing you learned this past year?
20. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2013 for you