Just as I do every year, I sat down to write this post. I found it particularly difficult; you see, it was not a good year. I always try to focus on the bright aspects of the year that passed. This year is difficult.
I do have a few bright things to report however …
My children, as always, keep on making me very proud. When I think that they can not make me any prouder, they up the anti. What can I say, they are indeed my heros.
My wife … well … she is my pillar. She is my support and, together with my children, my inspiration. I love her. No buts or ifs.
My friends. While this may have been a hard year, I am one lucky guy when it comes to friends. I have some good solid friends. They have been there for me when I needed them. They have provided support, encouragement and growth.
2009 has been a year of terrible disappointments for me in many areas, but, no matter how I dice it or slice it, I have good people around me and reasons to look forward to the future.
In the last couple of weeks, just like in the last weeks of every year, people around me could not wait for this year to end – partially because they share my disappointments and on their own right their year has been hard. I was of the opinion that I did not want it to end because I was not sure 2010 would be any better. Interestingly, now that I have written this post, I am looking forward to 2010, when before I did not. Sometime putting your fears down on paper (or a file on a computer as in this case) is the best healing.
Happy New Year. May 2010 bring happiness and prosperity.