Reflecting on 2014

Today is the last we will see of 2014, whether for good or bad. The years continue to fly by, for “Time and the Tide wait on no man.” As you will see on page 548 of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions, that old saying has been with us since at least 1225–almost 800 years!

Thinking about the past year, I look back on it with ambivalent emotions. There have been sad times and good times. But isn’t this true with every year, and to some degree, every day? I missed my 50th High School Class reunion due to sickness, and two days ago was sent a package with a video. On it are memories of those who have, “Been promoted to that Big Classroom in the Sky.” The pictures of the 31 class members who are gone move forward on the screen while “Memories” plays.

But though I have lost a son, several class members, a dear friend and a beloved pet over the past year, I am still here to enjoy the blessings of life. Most Comprehensive Origins...has exceeded my expectations and Rhonda and I are in decent health.

So, my wish for my readers is “Have a happy and prosperous 2015, and reflect more on the positive than the negative. Don’t worry about things you can’t change, and change that which would be better by your doing so.”