Hindsight isn’t always healthy. Taken too literally, it can mean that your hindsight tells you that you could stand to lose a few pounds. (Feel free to groan at that one. Groaning is good for you. Relieves inner tension.) All puns aside, if you dwell on the past, it can make you miss out on the now and on the future that lies ahead. And if you never take time to reflect at all, you’ll find that you can learn nothing from past mistakes and take no joy in memories of happy times.

This blog has seen me through the emotional, spiritual, ecumenical, and grammatical ups and downs of the past few months. I began on a whim, chuckling to myself at the improbability of anyone giving a hoot about what I had to say, but vowing to write something regularly anyway. And though I have sometimes only written one sentence of text, I have kept to my vow and written. Every. Stinkin’. Day.

I’ve written with the purpose of helping myself (and others) smile through life’s little difficulties, struggled my way through work week after work week, sometimes scraping together a post in the last fifteen minutes before midnight just so I could say that I got something out there.

Looking back, I find it so hard to believe that so much time has passed. A lot has happened to me, to the world, to all of us, in these last few months.

2008 is a big number.

So here’s to another day, another week, another month, another year. May yours be blessed.