The Good Ending Makes The Good Beginning

The Temperature was 75 ℉.  The sky was clear and blue without a bit of cloud. The trees on streets have still twinkling orange, yellow, or red leaves.  Both the New Year’s Eve and the New Year’s Day were just gorgeous and beautiful.

Walking on beach with George on the New Year’s Day, I was so thankful that I could live in such a paradise, South California, but it was also true that the wonderful New Year’s Eve contributed to fill my heart with joy as much as the beautiful weather.

In the daytime of the Eve, George and I drove down to UCLA Tiverton House to see a Christian couple, whom I first met 8 years ago when the husband needed a heart transplant, and now they were here on their vacation.  Then at night George and I celebrated the good results of his vocal cords treatment, my CT scan, and one of friends’ heart surgery together with three Christian friends.

Sharing the same value and perspectives, George and I were so encouraged all day long and that was the best day to close the 2013.  Japanese say, “ a good beginning makes a good ending,” but my case was opposite.  I feel like; the New Year looks so hopeful because the ending was so good.


The Psalm 1 I read this morning says,

“Blessed is the one—whose delight is in the law of the Lord,

and who meditates on his law day and night.

That person is like a tree planted by streamsof water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leafdoes not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.”


I want to be like such a tree, and this should be my resolution of this year.  I know there will be a lot of trials and temptations waiting for me this year, as well, but as though God were talking to me, “ I’m with you,” everyday, my spirit is high and my New Year is starting well.


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