We had a pretty good year over here at my house. Besides a couple of weeks of painful tooth misery and two root canals, I've had little to complain about. A lot of people I know are having a tough time personally, or suffering major health issues. So I'm lucky. And I know it. In the ups and downs of life, I feel like I am in an upswing.
I try to remember this when I'm feeling low -- mostly about my stalled writing career and such. Especially, this time of year, I start to think, "Geez, another year of breaking my back to write, and for what?"