One of my favorite things to do in the New Year (starting last year) is create a collage of the past year's photos. I know I'm blessed and full and happy, but with near-sightedness and a short memory, sometimes I don't feel that way.
While looking through my 2009 photos, I noticed something: things I thought were So Very Important at the time – things that made me sad or mad or otherwise cluttered my mind in 2009 - things like bills or rude people or messes – didn't make it into my photos at all. They weren't important enough.
Then I noticed something else: my blessed and full and happy life.