Thursday, December 31, 2009

The End of a Decade

Is the Blue Moon tonight a good sign? I hope so, not that we'll see it here in rainy Seattle. I have heard disparaging terms applied to this decade that is coming to an end: the aughties, the naughties, the BIG ZERO. There are many reasons for me to cast aspersions on this last ten years, but they are mostly political and economic. Personally, I need to take perspective, and then WOW! Not too bad! I ended my career with a strong finish. Tom and I both retired. We have had wonderful experiences through world travel. Our daughter married and our two grandchildren were born. Our son is living successfully independently. We do hope the new year brings him full employment. We are well and content, but with new learning and adventures ahead of us. So I'll drink a cup of kindness yet for all those days gone by. HAPPY NEW YEAR


  1. If we take the time to look there are always the good things to find about the past ten years. Like you my first mumblings are about politics etc. etc. etc. But then, like you, I look a little and see how much joy and love and happiness has renewed itself in my life and I'm very grateful for it all! Wishing you and yours a most joyful, Happy, Happy New Years, Linda!


  2. Life seems to bring what you are looking for...whether it is love or criticism. There is always a brighter side. Happy New Year!

  3. Thank you for focusing on the positives too, Linda. When I look at it that way I sure do see a whole lot of great things about this past decade.

  4. I actually got to see the blue moon here in Geneva! I hope it's a sign of good things to come.

  5. I think we all lead fairly good lives and with what happened in Haiti, well, I have no complaints. But I do feel sadness for the misfortunes they are suffering.

    I do hope we will have a better new decade, more promising, even with all the large problems the world faces, meeting these challenges would be a wonderful accomplishment for us all.


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