It is with some difficulty that some of us turn this last page of the calendar. How could it have gone so fast,although some days seemed endless, while we waited for tomorrow to come.
How many things did we get to "check off" our lists and how many did we add? Yes, thank goodness that carry-overs are allowed!
How many special, dear people left our lives and how many wonderful, spectacular people added to our joy? Don't let us ever forget that every goodbye was once a hello.
How many headstands did we accomplish, mountains did we scale, books did we read, words did we pen?
Most of us will not have won a Giller Prize, set a world record (in anything!) or made a medical discovery. But still all our "little things", each step we took to our half-marathon, each photograph we took, each thing we said "no" to, have made us the person we are today on December 31st 2011.
Praise and celebrate each tear we've shed, each smile that lit our face, each lesson learned these last 365 days. We are today, because of them.
Cheers for a wonderful New Year's evening. Be well, be safe.