As preparations are under way to have our first New Year's Eve barbecue party (hear this, the grill's not just for summer!), I've been doing some thinking about the fact that we sing "Auld Lang Syne" every year without knowing the words, much less the meaning.
So I thought I'd share a few songs that sum up my feelings on 2008 (boo! hiss!) and have just the right amount of optimism for 2009. Lift your glasses for a virtual toast:
May neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.