It has been said that with age comes perspective. As I have grown older I would say this is very true. Michelle and I are having a wonderful life. I am not looking at life through rose-colored glasses. We still have problems and tribulations. But it is still a wonderful life.
What has made it so wonderful??
First and for most is our personal relationship with our Risen Savior. After that, it is the people who have come into our lives. Some were only there a brief time, but during that time their presence and friendship made a lasting impression on us both. They gave of themselves with time, wisdom, and most importantly friendship and love. To this day we look back at these cherished friends and still enjoy the sweet aroma of the time we had together. A lot of times my eyes grow wet as I think of them, not tears of sorrow but of joy for the blessing they were to us.
So this Christmas season, take a moment to look back at all you have and also what you have done in other people lives. I hope you can also say, you have "A Wonderful Life!"