2005 was a very good year for me....it was also a very difficult year.
Through it all, the positive outweighed the negatives - and I think I grew into a much wiser person on many levels as a result. For me, reflecting on 2005 will always be wonderful. Despite the emotional adversity, the beauty of what I had far outshone the tarnish of what I didn't have. And I finally stopped striving for the acceptance that I may never achieve from those whom I was seeking it from. And that's a good thing.
So this is my toast to 2005:
"You gave it to me straight - as any good friend should....and I thank you for that. Thank you for being a healthy and prosperous year for my beautiful family. Here's to 2006 - may it be as good of a friend as you were."
A wise man once said: Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. (Benjamin Franklin)