I can’t believe this is the last post of the year.  Amazing isn’t it?  How time files, and months go by?  Soon it will be Christmas all over again.  But before I start thinking about next year’s holiday season, I’m going to reflect and think about this year.

This year was far from easy for me.  I have had my fair share of loss of family, and a personal loss, and plenty of ups and downs.  I’m so glad that this year is over so I can get off this crazy ride we call 2011!

But even if everything didn’t go my way, and according to my plans, I’m still very thankful.

I was allowed to live through another whole year.

I was able to reconnect with my father’s family after a long time of being apart.

So many life’s lessons was taught to me in 2011, that if I didn’t experience them, I would not be the person who I am today.

Regardless of how this year has gone–good or bad, happy or sad–2011 was a gift, all of it.  If you made it through to make it to 2012, then you should look forward to future, and be thankful that there is a future for you to shape and mold.

Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.

– Henry David Thoreau

For that, I’m happy that there was 2011, I’m happy for all the trials and tribulations that I have been through, because they are now behind me.  They have taught me something, they had helped me become stronger, wiser, humble.

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My back may have been bowed by some of my burdens, but it was not broken.


Without further adieu, I say this unto you 2011: You know where the door is, you know when to leave.  Please, you don’t have to look back at me. I have learned all you have taught. Go quietly; you do not have to leave in the same manner that you came.  If there is a point that I forget any lessons that you have taught me, I’m sure that 2012 will remind me (let’s just hope it doesn’t come to that).

My friends, let’s start this new year, with a smile and a light heart.

Happy New Years Everyone!