Annual: (adj,) occurring once every year: an annual conference
My first personal encounter with the word “annual” was in relation to a book in high school, filled with pictures of friends, which were frozen and sealed in the volume, precious and everlasting in the moment, yet eventually merely a source of taunting as age betrayed the visuals.
Yes, that’s the problem with the word “annual.”
I am somewhat convinced that the best way to destroy a human being is to introduce two words into their lives: next year.
Once we become convinced that we are the masters of our fate, and put things off into a new calendar, we have given ourselves permission to be distracted and defeated by the circumstances which stand in the way of such distant planning.
Matter of fact, I recently had a conversation with a gentleman who told me he was writing a book. When I asked him what he planned to do when he finished, he replied, “I don’t really know. But it’ll be a year or so before that happens.”
It’s amazing how 365 days can give us both solace and also thrust us into a perpetual hell of procrastination.
Can you imagine if Jesus had said, “Give us this year our budget and quotas…” instead of proffering the notion that twenty-four hours is the preferable span for achievement?
In fact, He suggests that thinking about tomorrow merely t
For after all, there’s nothing more sad than running across a poster for the “First Annual” something or other, only to realize that the “Second Annual” never happened.
I try to love everybody.
Those I am not capable of loving to the full degree necessary, I benefit by staying out of their way.
The only people I truly avoid are those who are confident … that next year will be better.
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