From Commenter TallDave:

Had I been asked a few years ago, I would have said I would probably
never marry, or even find someone I would seriously consider marrying,
let alone someone so perfect and devoted I wake up every morning
wondering when I'll really wake up.

Had I been asked a couple decades ago, I would have thought it much
more likely that 2010 would find me horizontal than happy and healthy.

Had we been asked thirty years ago, few would have suspected that
today freedom and prosperity would be so vastly expanded and the Cold
War's repression and everpresent threat of nuclear annihilation a
fading nightmare, or that we would be connected to the rest of
humanity in myriad ways scarcely imaginable then.

My simple Christmas wish for the blogging comunity is this -- may life
hold many surprises for you.