Monday, December 31, 2012
Today is the last day of 2012 and tomorrow starts a new year.
When we're young, a year seems to last forever and it's true that they pass faster as you get older. It's a weird quirk of nature, defying all laws about time, I suppose - which makes me wonder if a sci-fi story has ever been written with such a premise...
2012 wasn't the best of years, but it wasn't the worst, either. We've all said goodbye to people we know and loved (in one way or another), but welcomed new friends into our lives - not to replace those lost, but grateful that they help fill the void.
We've all had many happy times, though we could always use more. And the sad times helped us each learn to be stronger in the long run. There were bad times for us as well, but we should be grateful to them for helping us learn valuable lessons, though we certainly wish they weren't lessons that had to be learned the hard way.
Despite wishing we'd rather not have experienced the bad and sad times, they make us who we are, shaping our decisions and thinking and making up the pieces of what we call living.
Happy New Year!
Posted by Maggie Thurber at 8:30 AM