For the longest time, I have put the Golden Rule as one of my New Year's resolutions. The Golden Rule says, "Love others as much as you love yourself". This year, I have a new, New Year's resolution, the Platinum Rule. The Platinum Rule says, "Love others as much as God loves you."
As I was dropping off my Christmas wish list in the mail for Santa, I asked myself, "What does God want for Christmas?" The answer came to me right away: "Just look in the mirror. God wants you and He wants all of you."
Make this Christmas count!
1) Live by the Platinum Rule and not just by the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule says, "Love others as much as you love yourself." The Platinum Rule says, "Love others as much as God loves you."
2) Be mindful of the fact that you are made for excellence. If so, why settle for mediocrity.
Let me remind you how special you are as if the fact that you are created in God's image is not enough.
A) 6 quarts of blood circulates though your body three times every minute.
B) Your blood travels 12,000 miles through your body every day.
C) Your heart beats 35 million times every year.
D) There are 60,000 blood vessels in your body.
If you were not special, would God go through all that to make you like He has? If you were not special, would He send His only Son to die on your behalf? You are created for something great; don't settle for less. You have the potential to do and to be what you are meant to be in this world. In fact, the world is counting on you.
I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year
Sehin Belew, Former Miss Ethiopia's Smart Guide to Beauty, Health and Fashion (Annotation Press, 2008)