It seems to me that with each passing year, the year pass faster and faster. Like the group Queen, I hear their song, "and another one bites the dust, and another one down and another one down and another bites the dust." They weren't talking about time but it fits here very well.
So looking back, what have you to be thankful for?
For me, there are a lot of things. First, thank the Goddess, after a very scary summer, my beautiful partner regained her job with our local school district and saved our home. Then my loving son became a proud papa and brought another soul into the world on 12/12. I received love and appreciation from family throughout the year and made a few new acquaintances with an opportunity to build some powerful relationships in the coming year. My beloved and I celebrated our 33RD year together (we are part of an ever vanishing species). These are just some of the many things that brought joy and for which I offer gratitude.
There are some many good things that happen in our lives. I sometimes get caught up in the media hype and corruption that I forget that what really keeps things in balance; ordinary people living ordinary lives loving and caring for each other day after day, month after month, year after year.
Peace and blessings!