December 30, 2016

The Happy of 2016

I have heard so many complaining about 2016 being the worst year ever. I'm not sure if the media is to blame or if it's due to politics, celebrity deaths, or maybe, they've suffered actual turmoil. It's been a pretty OK year for me. Sure, there have been kinder and less stressful years, but none were as bad for me as 2015. I survived that, and others will survive 2016. If we all take time to look back, I'm sure we could compile a list of things, moments or memories that brought the happy into our every day. Mine is something like this:

Since Frank and I shared our home this year; we had little time alone - just the two of us - something we've taken for granted in past years. It made our lazy days in Nicaragua, unexpected time in San Diego and gallivanting all over San Francisco more special. We were free to be us. No distractions.

Baby giggles, seeing the world through a toddler's eyes and witnessing the curiosity of a pre-teen was simply the best! That joy, wonder and interest is the magic that makes one's heart full.

Appreciating the gift of everyday, getting another chance to try again, to do better, or maybe, even, fall apart.

Often, it is as simple as watching Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.


KathyinNY said...

First and foremost Happy New Year! May 2017 bring you much love, happiness and good health.

2016 started off as a good year for me and my family and by December 2016 it went downhill and fast. A very good friend of ours was murdered in our small metropolis of upstate New York. Then I came down with a cold that had me barking like a dog and took almost 2 weeks to cure. There isn't much sunshine and it's cold and depressing. Then at the end of December a good friend of mine from High School lost her 27 year old son to kidney failure. So yeah 2016 couldn't leave soon enough for me.

On a happier note 2017 seems to be just fine. Still no sunshine but I can always go tan.

May it be a blessed one for you and your family. I enjoy your blog very much.

Kellee said...

I'm so sorry for the tough year and my condolences for your losses. How tragic.