It’s time for the noise makers and the toasts and the traditional well wishes to the new year 2017. It’s a time of reflection for some and a time of new beginnings. We make resolutions each year with the hope that they will last more than a day.
I am still 70, but technically 70 1/2, so I can only hope that the new year finds me wiser. As a child that 1/2 year seemed to make all the difference because we were now taller or smarter or stronger than just 6 months ago. After my trip to Alaska, I know I am all those, well almost all those things, I did not get any taller this year.
I will be forever grateful that he year 2016 allowed me to realize 2 dreams I never thought I would live in Alaska, since I did not do this when I was young enough to survive anything, who thought that at the ripe old age of 70 I would follow my dream. I an thrilled that I was able to do this and can only say never stop dreaming to all my fellow wanderers. This was a hard year as well for a variety of reasons, but I am choosing to focus on the wonderful.
I also managed to live long enough to see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series. It was touch and go there a number of times, but I am so grateful they filled not just my bucket list item, but thousands of others as well.
My friends, I wish you well. Health and happiness and love in the next year.