Not only has another year come and gone, a new decade has arrived. I could look back and note all the things I have learned over the past decade or year. However, for the most part, I feel the same as I did a year or a decade ago. Sure, I have learned lessons, grown, and changed, but these things often happen very subtly. A decade ago I didn't even have a driver's license or a high school diploma. Now those things seem like they happened forever ago. It is crazy how time flies and how the things that we think matter a ton don't really matter. I don't think I could even remember ten percent of the things that I got upset about over the past few years. I guess I need to ask myself, "Is the sky really falling?" before I get overly dramatic about something.
Anyways, some of the lessons I have learned have been good and some have been not so great. The most important thing to note is that I AM HAPPY! I really do love life. The saying is true, "Life is Good." It isn't always great, but I try to always smile. Usually my family receives several calls a week where I have short vents. They patiently listen (for which I am grateful) and then I get over whatever is bothering me. Sometimes a quick vent is all I need. I really do love my family.
As for New Year's Resolutions, I really have none. When I do make them, I can never recall what they were at the end of the year. My hope for the New Year is that I become a better and happier person each day I live. I really hope it works. I wonder what I will say about my year this time next year or at the end of the next decade. Life is really about learning and growing. I hope I do a lot of that this year. So farewell to 2009 and welcome 2010!