Wednesday, January 06, 2010

A Decade

I have a quick question. As you know, a decade is ten years. I was reading a debate going on in the comments on a news article. Some were saying that January 1, 2010 is the beginning of a new decade. Others were saying no, that December 31, 2010, is the END of the decade. What do you say? (Hint: I think if you think about your age it will help.)


Sandra said...

On January 1 2010, we completed a decade and began a new one.

That which has been is that which shall day is the end yet also the beginning. That's how that 'DAY' will be when the Lord returns. What a DAY that will be!!!!

Susan said...

I think it was the end of the decade of the 2000's.

Can I snatch your 2010 picture?!!!

How is 2010 treating you so far, Maxine? Wonderful I trust.

Laurie said...

I agree with you, Sandra, and I do so look to the DAY He returns! Maxine, you have a way of making us think so that our thoughts about anything are turned towards the Lord. "Turn your eyes upon Jesus,look full in His wonderful face,and the things of earth will grow strangely dim,in the light of His glory and grace."

Truth Teller said...

I look at music, movies, TV.

If a song is written in 1970, is it included in the songs of the 60s or 70s?

Patti said...

I figure that January 1, 2010 began the new decade.

After all, January 1, 2000 began a new decade, a new century, and a new millennium.

So, ten full years from January 1, 2000 means that the old decade ended December 31, 2009, and we are now in a new decade.


Linda said...

I heard Walter Williams say the other day that 2011 will be the beginning of the new decade. Who am I to argue with him? :-)

Denise said...

I think that the end of the decade is December 31st 2010....... Just like our age.. I am 62 but I have been living in my 63 year since my birthday last March. When I have a birthday in March I will have entered my 64th year....... YUCK!!! Oh I have confused myself.......hahahahha

What say YOU!!!

Maxine said...

Hey! I think most of you agree with me, or should I say I agree with you: I think we just ended the last decade a week ago and on New Years Day we started a new one.
Hate to say this, Linda, but I have to disagree with WW, lol.

Sure, Susan, go ahead and snatch it--it's not mine anyway. :)

That's right, Denise. If a person is age 20, that person is in her 21st year. So at beginning of 2010, we have completed ten years (a decade) in the twenty-first century.

Tuth Teller, IMO, if a son is written in 1970, it should be included in the seventies which began that year.

That's the way I see it, Patti, the century and millennium began in 2000 so 2010 is another beginning.

Amen, Sandra and Laurie!

Debra said...

If I was born on Jan. 1, 2000, then on Jan. 1, 2010 I would be 10 years old and that would be a decade!

Of course 1953 (the year I really was born) is a much different story than 2000 !

Have a great decade Maxine.

Maxine said...

That really makes it clear, Debra!

Brenda said...

Ok, since everyone already explained it, I'm really confused now!!! ;)
Hard to believe, anyhow, a decade has already passed, isn't it?

Maxine said...

Yes, Brenda, hard to believe. I was thinking: I guess the easiest thing would be to start with 2000(1) and count the years until you have ten. Those are the years in that decade. Easy.

Cathy said...

I think that Jan 1, 2010 is the beginning of a new decade. But too much thinking about it just gets confusing. :)

Debra said...

Hey Maxine, Just wanted to let you know I sent you a friend request on Facebook!

Mimi said...

we are in a new decade any way you count it...and it is just that much closer to the time when the Lord comes again!!!
Amen and Amen....

pinkprincess9869 said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! It did take awhile to make up that list, but it was an idea that came to me and I had to do it, especially since I had the time. =)I had a lot of fun doing it too--it might be awhile before I do another post.

Thanks also for the latest picture and post you put up--I'm so saddened by what happened in Haiti--I'll just have to keep praying for them.