Cheers to you! Skål from Copenhagen.
Exactly one year ago January 1st, 2016 woke up with the same high hopes and gleaming fresh faced eagerness – ready to take on the new year. Much like today, the brand newness of that turn on the calendar encouraged us with possibilities and opportunity.
For many 2016 hobbled to a close last night dragging, sagging, clumsy and scarred. As a society, we have been bombarded with images, videos, news, tweets and the like that have all kicked 2016 to the curb. It was the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. Or so it may seem.
But I can’t toss 2016 out of bed for eating crackers. Yes, I will concur. Sleeping with some of those crumbs from last year may not be so pleasant. But I’m afraid many are around to stay. For awhile. So instead. Today. At the beginning of this very brand new year, once again chock full of promises for opportunities and possibility, I have to look back and see what 2016 DID give us. Give me. Give our family.
You may have toasted good riddance last night, but these are the 12 things that 2016 afforded us. And for that I am grateful.
12 Reasons we are Grateful for 2016
ANOTHER YEAR IN COPENHAGEN
A ROMAN HOLIDAY AND THE BEST LITTLE HILL TOWN IN ITALY
TRIP THROUGH THE TULIPS IN THE NETHERLANDS
EIFFEL TOWER TOUR FOR A 10th BIRTHDAY IN PARIS
CHEERING DANISH NATIONAL LACROSSE TEAM IN MANCHESTER
PUFFINS, COCKLES AND MAGPIES
AMERICAN REUNIONS IN OREGON AND CALIFORNIA
FAMILY SURF LESSONS IN SANTA BARBARA
NEW FAMILY MEMBERS BORN
SCUBA DIVING AS A FAMILY IN CROATIA
SWEDISH EXCURSIONS FOR CHRISTMAS
A HEALTHY GROWING EXPLORING TESTING CHILDREN
2016 – you were a good year. I will remember you fondly. Thank you. Tak for sidst. Thanks for the last time. Taking my gratitude and turning towards 2017 with an open heart and a shit ton of patience. To you and yours, with love from Denmark. xoxo, Erin
6 thoughts on “Grateful for 2016”
nice adventures! happy 2017!
Thank you kindly Hilary! Grateful for meeting you through travel blogging universe! Happy New Year to you! Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin
I feel the same! Happy New Year!
Yes, 2016 was the year of some epic family gatherings & holidays and I am so grateful to have those moments to counterbalance the not-so-great ones!
Exactly! Being grateful for the good helps process the bad. Cheers! Happy New Year!