I don't have any "best of 2008" lists, although I did have the urge to go through my photos and blog posts to think about the year, but decided to read a novel instead. This is the story of my life: intertia, redirected into narrative. If presented with the choice of painting the bathroom or lying on the couch reading old New Yorker magazines, guess which one I'll do? Anyway, enterprising souls like Tengrain do the year-end roundups for me, so I can lie on the couch and watch videos! I am reposting this video featured at Mock, Paper, Scissors, because I think it is hilarious!
Nor have I compiled a list of New Year's resolutions, because they are always the same: drink more water, eat healthy food, cut out the sugar, get in shape, do a better job at managing my fibromyalgia symptoms, practice mindfulness and aspire to complain less and practice compassion more. Just say no to more of the endless bureaucratic requests for my time. Start dancing again, and go back and study the Japanese I learned in college. Plan a trip somewhere local and another somewhere far away. Drink my coffee at home and save enough money to buy a new TV. Bring lunch to work in Mr. Bento. Finish knitting that scarf I started before Xmas. I'm sure I can come up with some more specifics, but then it becomes a "To Do" list, and I've already made a couple of those. I like the idea of thinking about the big picture, though, so I promise myself I'll sit down and come up with one of this "think big" dream lists, because that is how I make things happen.
Meanwhile, I am inspired by this Cute Overload post to remember that we all have a better nature, and we can all get along.