While I know 2001 will be remembered as a bad year by a lot of people, it will always be a very good year for me personally. It was the year Angela and I got married, it was the year I started blogging, which I’ve come to enjoy quite a bit, and the year I finally got my own domain.. It was the year one of my best friends’ also got married and I was able to get to MN. to see it. It was a year that saw me have the opportunity to travel to Toronto, Minnesota, Johnson City TN, Asheville NC, Des Moines IA and New York City, all of which were wonderful experiences. As the media focuses completely on 9/11 and the events surrounding that, try to remember that there are good things that have happened this year, to all sorts of people, all around the world. Just like every other year, there is the good and the bad, and life goes on into the next year, which will bring happiness and sadness all on it’s own.
I realize that for some of us, it is very difficult to keep things in this perspective. Depression and abuse have robbed us of the ability to see things as they really are, in the proper perspectives. Bad things are always worse than they are, and even good things can be frightening, as we fear getting too excited or happy about something that we fear will just be taken away again anyway. If there’s one thing I could wish for all of you in the new year, it would be the ability to enjoy the good things for what they are, each day, regardless of the pain and sadness that is sure to be part of life as well.
Have a safe and happy new year celebration.