It would be easy to reflect back on this decade and become rather depressed. It's been one heck of a wild ride that's for sure. I don't know about you but I'm ready to get off now. It has been a decade of great loss. I believe my generation has been particularly affected by the shattering of our rose colored glasses.
This decade has been one of a great personal loss for me as well. Job losses, watching dear friends struggle to make ends meet, my own struggling personal relationships and losing many loved ones including my father. For a Daddy's girl there could be no greater loss.
But one of the things he taught me that I remember most is that "things always get better." No matter how bad life gets, no matter how dim the outlook seems to be, if you look back through history or reflect on your own life things always got better. Eventually. It might get worse before it gets better, but it will get better.
It's time. I have to believe that. This decade has served as a valuable learning experience for many. We should have no regrets, but instead look forward to the future. Here's to a new year and a new decade. Because things always get better.