Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2011: Great Year Or Greatest Year?

Ok, truth be told, I thought 2011 kinda sucked.

But that's pretty much my opinion of every year.

On the bright side: 2011 could have been much worse.

On the brighter side: 2011 was actually better than many years in some ways.

Here are a few examples I gleaned from recent newspapers:

----- Fewer people died on Ohio roadways in 2011 than in any other year since they started keeping records back in 1936.

----- Fewer people were murdered in Columbus last year (92) than in 2010. Or in 2008. Or in 2006 and 2003. And in the 21st century only 2004 had so few summer murders (18).

Um, ok - I thought I'd collected one or two other pieces of good news about 2011, but... I seem to have misplaced them.

Let's hope I can find them again before their loss becomes a strike against 2012.

1 comment:

  1. "2011: It wasn't as bad as it could have been."

    Deve always says, "There is nothing so bad, it can't get worse."
    Some people claim this makes Deve a pessimist, but I believe it's inherently optimistic. It's not like I said, "Tomorrow will be worse than today." It's more like I said, "Rejoice in this day that God didn't make more miserable than He did."