Thursday, December 31, 2009

What doesn't kill me...

Makes me stronger? Wounds me slightly? Postpones the inevitable?

Which phrase completes the sentence was hard to tell this year, which wasn't exactly a banner one for Tank Town.

The trials endured by Tracy in 2009 are well-documented, so I won't repeat them in this space.

Despite the grief, loss and struggles of the past year, there was joy, too. In end-of-year retrospectives, it's easy to fixate on the bad stuff. Too bad, because there are plenty gems of goodness sprinkled even in the toughest of times — a fact worth contemplating when you're shrugging off your New Year's Eve hangover.

Suffice it to say, though, this newsman is glad for the chance for a fresh start with a new calendar, even if the whole "new year" thing just boils down to a number on paper.

Sometimes, a fresh frame of mind is all it takes to start anew. And that's something we can all be thankful for.

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