It's official: today is the First of NOT January. That means we have survived that bitch January once more; we can forget about it for another 11 months.
If that isn't reason enough to celebrate, I don't know what is. And best of all, I made it through the month without beating some unwitting person over the head with my umbrella. I call that a victory.
Sometimes, just surviving -- simply getting through that next month or week or day in one piece, still on your feet however shaky you might be -- is accomplishment enough. Sure, we all want to shoot higher than mere survival in our lives: thriving is much more fun! But let's not overlook that "making it through" can be pretty damn good, all by itself.
Especially when you really wanted to beat that super-slow supermarket check-out guy with that umbrella.