A sign of getting older or just getting wiser?
When ever the new year comes around, our minds and memories flash back through the year that's about to pass. We think about the good things and we think about the bad things that happened in the year.
As we get older our minds become filled with more memories of good and bad. And we think, if I would have, could have or should have, things might have been different.
We try to do best we can with what we have and never wish for bad things in our lives. Some times we may be in the wrong place at the wrong time and some times the right place at the right time.
The world is made up of positive and negative energy, and our lives are like this too.
I will tell you the truth, that 2008 was a very bad year with some very bad luck.
The best thing that happened to me in 2008 was being contacted from my son that I haven't seen in 14 years.
The second best thing that happened to me was to visit our daughter and my wife's family in Myanmar (Burma).
There were some other events that were quite enjoyable, and the rest of the events were terrible.
I do not want to dwell on the bad events and in the last few months of 2008, I have been only thinking of today. So when some bad event takes place, it is forgotten the next day.
Is this a sign of getting older or just getting wiser.
I do have big plans for 2009, but for now I am just living from day to day and coasting along.
And when bad things happen, I just brush them off and think of it as a learning experience.
"Have a Happy and Safe New Year Everyone" See you in 2009!
Here is a beautiful photograph that I am ending the year of 2008 with that I took in Mammoth Lakes California.