2019 has been an interesting year both nationally – presidential impeachment, drought-like conditions for much of the country throughout the summer – and internationally – Brexit woes for the U.K., Chinese trade tariffs, and a hurricane-ravaged Bahamas.
On a personal level, it was a pretty good year. I explored more of Tennessee and the Carolinas, spent time with my precocious nephew over Thanksgiving, and ended the year with a bit of good financial news.
Not everyone is as fortunate. Today I’ll be thinking of my cousin Tim, who recently lost his wife, and of my dad, who called me to say that he has the flu and will unable to come over for turkey dinner and our annual viewing of “Die Hard.” At least I’ll have Molly the Dog to keep me company.
That being said, I still enjoy the holiday. I don’t have to work, and it looks to be a balmy 60 degrees! Whatever you celebrate – for me it’s Christmas – today is a good day for taking stock and giving back.
To deliberately misquote Captain Spock: Live long, prosper…and be merry!