Sunday, December 27, 2009

Here's a toast to 2010

Let's welcome the New Year with a sigh of relief -- and the hope of relief.

As the Herald took a look back at 2009, it was tough to get beyond the grim grip our economy has had on just about everything. Unemployment. Foreclosures. Bank failures. Chinese drywall. And a record year for homicides. C'mon, where's the glass half full?

I'd love to say we think 2010 is the answer to all our woes. Most seem to think our challenges will linger, to say the least. But hope lives eternal. Let's hang the new calendar on the wall, wish 2009 good riddance -- and wish each other a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

-- Joan

2 comments: said...

Thank you Joan for your encouraging comments for 2010.
I also like to than the editorial staff of the Bradenton Herald for their help.
You know that my favorite is Senior volunteerism and with your help we could never have done in helping young adults to get better
educated at Manatee Technical Institute.I wish you all the happiness and good fortune in the New Year.Klaas Lindemulder

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller said...

I'm certainly hoping, and even expecting, a better 2010 than 2009. The little video business I started after getting laid off on Jan. 1, 2009 grows a little every month. We're nowhere near the income we once had, and may never be again, but that's okay.