As I reflect on another year gone by, I wonder where it went and what did or didn’t I accomplish. So many things happened, but for everything that went wrong there are many things that went right.

I guess it is human nature to remember the bad and forget all the good stuff. But that’s life, the good and the bad: happiness, pain, love, hatred, suffering, compassion, sickness, health and even redemption. Life really wouldn’t be worth living without all those things.

While reflecting on the past year, Charene Creative would like to suggest that you take the time to remember and give thanks for the great things that happened in your personal life and business this year. Build on all the positive things and carry that into the next year.

For me, my family is healthy and mostly happy, but yikes … I have two teenagers living in my home! My business survived another year and even increased sales and profits despite this ongoing recession. We’ve been saddened by sickness and challenges, but in spite of it all, we’ve witnessed countless little acts of kindness and compassion.

As we say goodbye to 2010, lets try to remember that every situation, problem or challenge serves an amazing purpose. It has been my life experience that the Lord can bring something good out of something bad. After all, that is the story of the Gospel. Bringing goodness out of badness is the Message of the Cross!

This is our last post of 2010 – We’ll be taking a break for a couple of weeks. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!