So its another New Year. I feel blessed. Blessed to still be here, above all. Blessed that my family members are still here. Blessed that 2017 wasn't really all that bad. In retrospect, I would even say it was a GOOD YEAR. Yes, there were problems. Ups and downs. Losses. Struggles. But then again there was growth. Positive changes. Poignant realizations. Assertions - ah, yes, assertions. When undefeatable boldness surfaces to the top and you feel like NOTHING or NO ONE can stop you from reaching your goal. When you stand firm in your resolve because you KNOW that God is on your side, and even your enemies can't bring you down! Assertions that carry you through the hard times, like a warrior.
I guess assertions are like resolutions. Only stronger. Resolutions are more like "suggestions". Most people make them with no more a thought than when they brush their teeth. Oh, it's New Years - guess I need to make s resolution or two. You know - just to look good. Yea, so, I'll drop five pounds by Spring. Maybe even join a gym, for good measure. And yeah, I guess I could give up Facebook for a month or so - but you can still reach me on Twitter or Instagram. Eat healthier? Sure. I'll just order a salad with my cheeseburger, instead of fries. Oh wait, let's start that NEXT week... You get the picture. Assertions are different. Note this definition I found online:
"the action of stating something or exercising authority