Our health won’t win any fitness awards. On the other hand we don’t have debilitating illnesses that afflict some of our acquaintances and loved ones.
Our business and employment situations are dicey (whose aren’t?). On the other hand our balance sheet is much healthier than a year ago due to a rebounding stock market.
Various parts of our house are in need of repair. On the other hand we aren’t worried about making next month’s house payment. We have a roof that doesn’t leak, food aplenty, warm clothes, old but reliable cars, and, best of all, a medical plan.
Professional and personal goals are unmet. On the other hand we made progress in building a safety net for someone who needs one.
One year hence, if we’re looking back at 2010 with the same equanimity as we regard 2009, it will have been a good year.