JOHN: Another year over and a new one just begun.
LOLA: Indeed, 2014 is almost over. Next week my husband and I will be ringing in the New Year, very low key. Our tired bodies are in bed by nine and asleep by ten.
I will set my alarm for 12 so I can greet the new year and do what my mother told me to do.
Open my front door and let out the negative energy. Then, close it and open it again to let the positive energy come in. And do this with change in my pocket for prosperity and good fortune.
I think I will I have more than change, I’ll go for having 100s.
JOHN (smiles): Let’s hope its a good one without any fear.
LOLA: Oh, definitely, I HOPE so, too. It’ll be a relief when this Sony hacking situation is put to rest.
I hope certain reality shows will be cancelled like that one with the family with all the daughters’ names that start with K.
And I would like to see shows like Breaking Bad and Broadwalk Empire go away.They are too stressful and negative for my tastes.
I hope we all put our guns away.
It makes me afraid to think that a gun might get into the hands of a child or someone with mental illness.
I feel this fear everyday. It’s a great big fury rug on my shoulders that I have to shake off.
I say to myself: Fear or Faith? Pick one.
That is how my conversation would flow if I were having coffee with
John Lennon and talking about the new year.
Tell me. If John Lennon asked you What have you done?
What would you say?
A new year is around the corner. I’m getting panicky. Have I done all that you have asked me to do during this year? Have I been a good servant?
I desire to follow your will. May you continue to hold my hand and guide me to paths you have already prepared for me.
Bless each one of us with good health and good fortune. And may you give us courage to live our lives each day without fear.
P.S. When I’m in my office with a candle burning and having a quiet time with God with all my uncertainties and thoughts about feeling unworthy put aside, I look over my list of things I did this year and I’m confident that I did great.
I didn’t land an interview with Barbara Walters. I wasn’t one of her 10 most fascinating people in 2014, but does anybody care?
God knows I show up and do the best I can. He loves me and sees the best in me.
And I believe when we serve the God of the universe with our hard work, he blesses us tenfold.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!