Tina Lewis Rowe

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Renew Year’s Day, 2011

Who do you think of on special days?

A seasonal verse I have found to be poignant over the years–and more so in the last few years–is this one, which you have probably seen on many Christmas cards. Think of it more deeply and purposefully this year and spend some time in special remembrance.

Never a Christmas morning,
Never the old year ends,
But someone thinks of someone,
Old days, old times, old friends.

Who does your mind turn to on Christmas morning and on New Year’s Eve? What memories do you especially cherish? Who is thinking about you? Find ways in the coming year to make more memories, touch the lives of more people and appreciate and enjoy your life more than ever.

Spend a few moments remembering all the significant people who have contributed to making you who you are. Then, make 2011 a Renew Year in ways that are noticeable and that you can feel in every aspect of your life.  If you find it difficult to do it for yourself, do it in honor of those you are remembering more than ever right now.



New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights. – Hamilton Wright Mabie

December 30th, 2010 Posted by | Life and Work, Personal and Professional Development | 5 comments


  1. Tina, this is so nice. I sent it to my mom and she really liked it. We hadn’t ever read that poem but it’s so true. Your idea to do something to honor someone we’re thinking about right now was a great idea and it really helped Mom, who has trouble dealing with this time of year. I hope you have a great 2011, Ms. Tina!

    Comment by denisek | December 30, 2010

  2. Tina says: Thanks for the comment, Denise. I appreciate your support and encouragement–and Mike and Phyllis too.
    Wishing you–and your mom–the very best! Tina

    Comment by TLR | December 30, 2010

  3. I’ve seen that verse on many Christmas cards but haven’t given it much thought before now. My mother and father both graduated to Heaven this year. They had been ill and I’m happy they are with the Lord, but I miss them. My wife and I are dedicating putting Christmas decorations away to my Mom, since so many of them belong to her. We’ll make it a fun time for all of us. Thank you for that suggestion. God Bless You in 2011.

    Comment by Gene T. | December 31, 2010

  4. Tina says: Thank you, Gene. What a great idea for a dedication time! I think next year I’ll use that as a thought for putting UP decorations, since I tend to not do that anymore. Best wishes!

    Comment by TLR | December 31, 2010

  5. Tina, I’m a little late for this one, but I just commented on another one and saw this. This brought tears to my eyes for several reasons. But, at the same time I know there are things i want to renew and maybe remembering some special people will help me do it. I don’t get enough of this kind of thinking and I really enjoy it. I sincerely thank you.

    Comment by P.K. | January 10, 2011

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