2016 has been an interesting year. We were talking about it as a family around the dinner table and my daughter said she’s glad to see it come to an end. Both my wife and I asked her “why.” She recapped a number of bad events that went on in the world this year, terrorists, shootings, celebrity deaths, etc.
I reminded her that every year has its ups and downs. I could never recall a single year that was just great the entire year. She agreed, but still was looking forward to 2017.
That I know if often a feeling shared by many people. As the calendar turns to the New Year we get to hit once giant reset button.
I also like to think tragic events, elected officials, deaths, etc. certainly shape our lives, but ultimately it’s up to us as individuals to make the best of it, we are not helpless bystanders with no control. I have met my fair share of people who subscribe to the way of thinking, but I’m not one of them and nor do I want my children to fall in that bucket either.