I’ve heard a whole lot of people in the past few days say that they’re especially happy to be putting 2008 behind them. Still, on this sunny first morning of 2009, 2008 seems more than anything else to me like a remarkable year. With the election of Barack Obama, how could it be anything less?
According to “In a 'Bad' Year, the Good News of Our Times,” published at Fox news.com, crime rates have continued to fall, the divorce rate is the lowest its been in four decades, life expectancy is up, and the rates of both cancer deaths and aids transmission are declining.
And so on this first day of 2009, in spite of the challenges we face, I’m absolutely confident that there’s much more good news to come. Happy new year!