Thursday, January 01, 2009

Optimism for 2009

2008 was a toughie.

I mean, it could have been a lot worse, though.

Sure, my 401k and my home are worth less now than they were a year ago.

But, it's only money. I trust I'll earn more in my lifetime.

I'm thankful that I am gainfully employed and have the distinct privilege to contribute to a company's operations. I take none of that for granted.

But I'm also confident in my abilities and grateful that my parents invested in my education. They encouraged me to learn how to fish.

My family and friends are still around, as is my dog. I'm honored that I have such great family and friends who care for me deeply. Truly, what else do I need?

Sure I have a few more greys and a few more pounds.

But I'm hopeful that '08 was a bottom for a lot of us. Time to reset.

Day #1 of 2009 has been great so far. Waking up next to Rosie, talking to my parents, bloody marys, delicious brunch, cards, and a plan for a ziti dinner and a poker day on Friday. Plus, I'm expecting there to be a movie tonight.

One day at a time. Small victories. Optimism.

1 comment:

Josh said...

You could make the poker game more interesting by playing with the now decriminalized marijuana instead of poker chips. Yey for Potachusetts.