No, I'm not talking about recovering from addictions, although that's a good thing. Nor is this post about recovering from illness, though I hope everyone who is sick can do that soon. I'm talking about recovering from Christmas.
Some people are still away from home visiting relatives and the celebrations won't be over for a while because of New Year's Eve. But soon we'll all be done with taking down decorations, throwing away gift wrap, sending thank -you notes (yes, some of us still do that,) finishing up the cookies, and putting away the gifts we received. Then things will be back to as normal as they're likely to get.
This year, with all its drama, is almost over and it's time to evaluate it. New Year's resolutions often get forgotten before long, but let's look back and think about 2012. What was the best thing that happened to you this year? Did you accomplish anything special? And what are you thankful for?
Let's all approach 2013 with a positive attitude and start keeping track of all the good things so when we look back next year our gratitude list will be even longer than today's.