I have decided to trump the Queen and issue my own New Year’s Honours List, but issue them a day before hers are published.
Rather than identify particular people and risk missing some out or embarrassing others I have decided to offer honours in generic groups in the hope that you will be able to identify yourselves. Here are the awards which are all offered with my heartfelt gratitude:
MBE (Mates Being Encouraging) to friends who have sent me text messages and emails out of the blue that made me smile, feel warm and fuzzy or just loved.
CBE (Christians Blessing Endlessly) to the prayer activists in our church.
OBE (Occasional Blog Entrants) to anyone who has contributed to my bloggages either by commenting, or by being the subject of a bloggage.
Order of the Bath to those I helped to baptise this year.
Knighthoods to those who have ‘sirved’ diligently and inconspicuously.
Order of the Thistle to those with whom I have been prickly (and yet have graciously accepted my apology).
Order of the Garter to people who have upheld me in their prayers.
Life Peers – all of you who are my companions and peers in this journey of life – thank you and bless you!
Be blessed, be a blessing