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Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015. It Was A Very Good Year

(from THIS page)

When I was seventeen, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for small town girls
And soft summer nights
We'd hide from the lights
On the village green
When I was seventeen

When I was twenty-one, it was a very good year

It was a very good year for city girls
Who lived up the stairs
With all that perfumed hair
That came undone
When I was twenty-one
When I was thirty-five, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for blue-blooded girls
Of independent means
We'd ride in limousines
Their chauffeurs would drive
When I was thirty-five
But now the days are short, I'm in the autumn of my years
And I think of my life as vintage wine
From fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs
It poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year

(Written by Ervin Drake)

In the blessings to be counted department, I have an abundance when it comes to the year 2015.  It was a very good year.

(2015:  I married my best friend!)

Now in reality I wasn't made much wealthier.

I didn't get much more "stuff".

I wasn't cured of any disease.

At times I found more questions than answers.

But yet I continue to discover that life isn't about getting things, be they money, trinkets or even answers.  No, life seems to be about living in the moment and enjoying what you see and experience as you walk your journey.  Life is also about second chances, especially those that you give yourself.

As I look forward to 2016 I'm hoping for more of the same.

Thank you for reading this corner of the Internet in 2015 and I hope you too had a very good year.  If you didn't?  Well tomorrow starts a new day...and a new year.

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