This is the time of year that one typically reflects on the past year and looks forward to the new year. Personally, this has been one of the most challenging years for me. I am looking forward to 2009, at least in hopes of a better year.
The country is facing one of its most challenging years in recent history. As members of the fire service, we tend to always think of others and neglect our personal well-being. We tend to forget that we are human too and need to pay attention to our own personal issues.
Me...I have decided to try something different this year. I am going to write down all the issues our family has been and is dealing with and on New Year's Eve, I will burn those papers in the fireplace symbolizing that I am putting the troubles away. Maybe 2009 will be a better year for our family and for yours.
Are you planning to do something different this New Year Eve's?
Here's to a better 2009!