With 2018 fast approaching, it’s that time of (this) year. A time of happiness, and reflection. The time of year where we partake in merriment with our families but also look back on another year gone and another year to go.
In many ways, the year’s end is bittersweet. And it’s easy to get caught up in the negatives, and there were certainly some negatives in 2017. But it can’t be worse than 2016 killing off a bunch of our favorite celebrities, can it? We here on the Editorial Board are still lamenting the loss of the Thin White Duke. And this year hasn’t taken nearly as many big-name celebrities from us. See? There are always positives! Try not to forget about them.
Which brings us to our Question of the Week for readers. How did the year 2017 go for you?
This year marked President Donald Trump’s first full year in office. Is he “Making America Great Again”? Or do you still wish Hillary Clinton had won?
What about issues of policy? The president took a major step in officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Congress passed sweeping tax reform. The United States and North Korea are sharpening their rhetoric. ISIS is on its last breath.
The economy has seen positive gains and the stock market is at record highs. Are the good times back again or are we in for another crash?
How about on a personal level? Was 2017 good to your 401(k)? Did you get a raise? How about a new job? Did you get married? Send a child off to college? Buy a new house? Retire? Did you bring a new life into this world?
While, as we mentioned, 2017 has been better to our favorite celebrities, what about your family? Did you lose a loved one? If so, this time of reflection can be particularly hard. But it doesn’t have to be. They are never truly gone, so long you remember them. Remember the good times.
There is plenty to be positive about. You made it through another year. Here’s wishing you a positive 2018.
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