~ In this fallen world, death, while awful for those left behind, is necessary. Stop and think for a second what would actually happen if YOU didn't die. You would be stuck, standing still in a changing world. What would happen if NO-ONE died? Hitler would still be alive. There would be practically no newness, no fresh starts. And for Christians... death is gain (Philippians 1:21).
~ Emotions are fleeting (I really think I learn this again ever week...).
~ Goals are a good idea. Not to mention better than 'resolutions.'
~ "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbit. (This is where I learnt some of the above stuff about death/immortality.)
~ Finishing my Learner driving hours!
~ Arranging nail polish bottles.
~ NYE plans.
~ Cousins playing 'Marco-Polo' in the pool.
~ SodaStream drinks (e.g. green creaming soda - psychologically deifying, but good).
~ Dutch 'oil balls' dipped in icing sugar.
~ Jumping in the pool on midnight.
~ Mango + raspberry sorbet.
~ Awesome tripod.
~ Ping-pong games on our new ping-pong table.
~ Being asked to stay back at work.
~ Making snickerdoodles (see picture) with siblings.
~ Mango + banana + a few mulberries smoothie.
~ Photographing snickerdoodles.
~ "This Present Darkness" waiting for me to read it.