I have a personal tradition: I call the week between Christmas and New Year's the Week of Reflection, and I try to spend it thinking back on the past year, understanding the events and giving them context. I look at where I am, and how my life is, and think both of blessings and how I would like my life to be different; and mapping out the steps between where I am and where I would like to be.
This year I have a huge honkin' lot of blessings, and my life is closer to my ideal than it has ever been before.
2008 was the first year I blogged the Week of Reflection, and boy, have I come a long way since then! This calls for a song:
Unrelated but amusing: one line of lyrics goes: "Pescado mojado me encontre." My Spanish is not good, but I think this means "I found wet fish."
And so begins the Week of Reflection, Two-Zip-Won-One.