I've heard so many people say "goodbye 2008! good riddance!!!" To this I say, why?
There is no denying that 2008 had some really low points for me. The bad stuff was pretty bad and I hated every drawn-out second of it, and not all of that bad stuff is necessarily "over". But those bad things - even the ones that were out of my control - gave me motivation and more opportunity. With each obstacle in life, each thing that falls out of place...something else falls into place. Some things are visible and tangible... the things that eventually fall away anyhow. The rest, I get to take with me.
I used to think that life was a matter of waiting it out until it was over. That maybe, magically, things would snap into place - as if I were reading someone else's authoring of my life. That's why I cringe when I hear people say, "2009 will be_____".
Won't it be what you decide to do with it....
- Even in the face of a tough economy
- Even if we have a marxist president
- Despite a terrorist threat
- Besides aches and pains