What Time Is It?


2011 was a very good year.

Work went relatively well.  I received a promotion and I truly enjoy my co-workers.  What more can a person ask?

My family is relatively happy.  All three of my kids are currently living under our roof and it has been quite a blessing to share meals together, watch them find their way in the world, and discover the realities of life, good and bad.

My pets required no additional veterinary visits beyond the yearly check up and shots.

Our marriage is more enjoyable than ever.  Things still bother us from time to time but we’ve grown and matured enough to work through them rather than fight about them.

Our house didn’t require major repairs this year.  Okay…it could have USED major repairs but it just didn’t REQUIRE major repairs.

Over all, it was a very good year.  And Good isn’t bad, relatively.

Of course there were moments, decisions and actions I would change if I had to do it all over again.

If given the chance to do my year differently, I would eat less and exercise more.

I would talk less and listen more.

I would watch less TV and read and write more.

I would go on more dates with my wife.

I would go on more walks with my dog.

I would, I would, I would…the list is endless.

But I can’t go back, I can only look forward.  And so, 2012 is my new opportunity.  My next great adventure.  2012 is my year to do it right, to do it with all the gusto I can muster, to make the changes necessary and make my new year better.

Good isn’t bad, relatively.  I just want it to be better.

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