It's been a good year
Tonight I was driving home and listening to christmas carols on the radio. One of those stupid songs came on that I hate so much ... the first two lines of lyrics were:
And so this is Christmas
And what have you done?
And that got me thinking - because another year has come and gone, and it seems like it slipped away so quickly. And yet, when I thought about it, I realized that I've actually very pleased with all that I've done this year. I mean, it's not like I've cured cancer or rescued babies from drowning or anything superhero-esque. But I can look back and see the things I've accomplished and the goals I've met, and most importantly the difference I've made in other people's lives.
I've grown up a little bit, found a little more maturity. I've mellowed in some places, and found a little more peace and patience along the way. I've taken responsibility in areas where I was lacking it, and its made me more independant. I've given a little more, stood on my own two feet a little more, expanded in areas that I didn't think there was anything to expand.
And all of that means a lot to me, and I'm grateful for it. This might not have been the perfect year, but the truth is, it was a darn good one, and I'm better for having lived it.