We had a good Christmas. Not our best, but pretty good. The boys were sick, so we were all very tired and a little grumpy, but I am thankful we were able to celebrate together. I know holidays can be stressful and that we sometimes aren't able to celebrate the way we would want, but I hope everyone had some good times and made some good memories and got at least one gift that was pretty great (or that you got gift receipts or gift cards and can end up with something pretty great).
2011 was kind of a strange year. I'm not going to do a recap of it, nor am I going to outline all my hopes and dreams for 2012. I think I'll just try to leave it as it was and take the next it as it comes. It would be great if there were less war, less hate, less discord, less hunger, and less sadness and if there were more peace, more respect, more love, more generosity, more opportunity, and more compassion. For the most part, these seem to be pipe dreams, but I hope we will all do what we can to discourage the former things and contribute to the latter.
That said, I'll wish everyone a wonderful New Year's Eve with people you care about and a very happy and prosperous New Year!