Before you hurry into the new year, it might be a good idea to do a grateful fly-over of the old one. It would be bad manners to leave without saying good-by and thank-you. 

“The Lord has done great things for us.” Psalm 126:3

“The really grateful soul . . . is pleased not only by the great gifts God has given him, but by the great gifts God has withheld from him.” Anthony Esolen