New year allows for remembering, and hope for future
By Jim Schuh
As New Year’s Day arrived, many people spent a few moments reflecting on the past 12 months – recollecting some of the good and not-so-good things that happened in their lives during the year. My hope is that there were more good things than bad for you to dwell on.
I’ll remember 2017 as a year in which I faced some health issues, but since the results of surgeries were positive, I don’t spend much time thinking about them. In fact, I’ve generally relegated the surgical experiences to the part of my memory that lets you forget. I’ve tried hard not to spend more than a fleeting moment discussing my medical issues with people because they have their own problems and don’t want to be bored with mine.
We all know people whose conversation always reverts to their health, and some of us even have learned not to ask someone, “How are you?” because we’re afraid they’ll tell us – in excruciating detail. Not much is more tedious than listening to a recitation of someone else’s medical issues. I’ll simply say 2017 was a good year for me because I’m still here.
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