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Has 2012 been a good year for you?

  1. brimancandy profile image84
    brimancandyposted 3 years ago

    I am only asking this question, because it has been a bitter sweet year for me. I have had a few good things happen for me this year, but, the last few months have not been good at all. I could tell you all of the good things that have happened, but like the media, I can only sadly report the worst.

    As you might have read in my earlier posts, My older brother Dennis died in cancer on April 13, 2012, and in the last 2 months I have lost 3 friends. Jerry and Bill in November, and I just learned today that my friend Roger passed away. I also lost my uncle John. (He was 89) Not only that, but we also had a double homicide just a mile down the road from our house, and our town only has 100 people! And we are in the middle of nowhere!

    On the brighter side, I did set goals for myself, and did achieve those goals. And, since I have signed up for the hub ad program I have already made 25 cents in a week, that's more than I made all year on Adsense. So I am happy about that.

    So 2012 has not been a good year for me. My best years were 1985, and a good potion of the 90's up until 2009. I am hoping that 2013 will be better.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Brimancandy, sorry about your brother passing.

      I too lost my oldest brother this past June. He was murdered. We still haven't found his body. I don't know when the pain will subside but I must live for his memory. I do the things I love to stay active and make myself not too sad.

      This month is going okay in terms of my finances which seemed to have dried up earlier in the year as I lost all interest in everything.

      Take heart, I believe things will only get better.

    2. moneyfairy profile image63
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      brimancandy: I also have lost 4 people this year and my mom recently had surgery and thank goodness she is o.k. and back home still recovering. I am hoping 2013 will be a better year for all of us. Sorry for your losses this past yr, especially your brother. I lost my brother in 1986 on my birthday ,he was in  a car accident only 25 yrs. old. So I feel where you are coming from. here's hoping for better things yet to come.

    3. Castlepaloma profile image27
      Castlepalomaposted 3 years ago in reply to this


      Everyone has died in my family out of five members, accept my brother and me. It did take part of toll on my health. Be careful about deep grief that last longer than a year

      Imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief and love is stronger than death.

    4. NathaNater profile image91
      NathaNaterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      My good years were between 1998-2000-something and 2005-2007. Very good times, great friends, good experiences, many unexpected surprises. The best times were 2005-2007. Like you, I have not had a good year this year. My mother started developing dementia, and I have to take care of her, which put a damper on job and social activities. Of course, it's one reason I'm on HubPages quite a bit. In addition, a close friend was in and out of homeless-type situations, who I'm currently helping out, and it's tough too. What I notice is that it's common to have really good spells that can last years, then these downturns, kind of like the economy. So, that could mean an upturn is on the way for the both of us. Keep your head up.

  2. Globetrekkermel profile image71
    Globetrekkermelposted 3 years ago

    BRIMAN, take a look at the good side.You passed the hurdles and you made it.THAT IN ITSELF IS ALREADY A GOOD THING. and 2013 will be a good year for you. Just wait and see. No way but to go up , isn't it? all the best .Keep chugging away. You will make it there.

  3. CloudExplorer profile image81
    CloudExplorerposted 3 years ago

    I received loads of love and family times this year of 2012 nothing more, nothing less, and I truly don't base my hapiness on having money or not, because I grew up very poor, and always hated the fact that money does indeed exist.

    So yup financially my life is in the pits, but spiritually and in dealing with love life and all 2012 couldn't have been better. I love life and humanity so very much and that is also what has made it an awesome year as well, one thing though is I wish my mother was alive she passed back in 2006, so I empathize with how your feeling today.

    Thanks bro for asking such a question as a forum to be discussed, I'm glad you did as well, because it is a way to help heal oneself for sure by sharing and getting out those emotions.

    Its nice to meet you digitally. Have a wonderful holiday!, and sorry for your loss Brimancandy, may God bless you and yours.

    1. That Grrl profile image78
      That Grrlposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It's been a bit of a flat year for me. Not what I was expecting back in the beginning.

    2. Globetrekkermel profile image71
      Globetrekkermelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      CLOUD, You are on the right track .Keep going at it.You are absolutely right.Surely money does not make the world go round.If anything else , It is a detrimental magnet to trouble.You can bet your life on it. let go of your attachments to things, you will be surprised at how good it feels to be free of it. been there, LOL!

    3. NathaNater profile image91
      NathaNaterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Cloud, I know exactly how you feel about money, I do too; and well-put, as far as what's important in life. I like your thinking.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    "Has 2012 been a good year for you?"

    I guess it depends on how I look at it. There was a very high probability that I was not going to survive year 2012 in any meaningful sense of the word. But, due to the actions of myself and others, somehow I did. So, on the one hand, a very grim year. On the other hand, I've not only survived it, my situation seems to have coalesced to the point of stability and a much reduced fear for my future survival. In fact, year 2012 continues to have me rising up from an absolutely deadly nadir.

    So far, that is. After all, year 2012 is not over yet. But things do currently appear promising.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image27
      Castlepalomaposted 3 years ago in reply to this


      Curious, are you talking about your psychical health?

      A year and a half ago I survived my death bed stretched out for 4 months in the hospital, Today, many things have much healthier purpose now, plus health is much better. This year has been a very good year, a stable girlfriend is next on my wish list.

      1. Globetrekkermel profile image71
        Globetrekkermelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Castlepaloma, I WISH YOU WILL FIND A GOOD GIRL who will love you. ! I believe there is always that special someone for everybody.There is no reason why she will not appear? isn't it? Continue your search, she will eventually turn up... God bless.

    2. Globetrekkermel profile image71
      Globetrekkermelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      PARADIGM, no reason why things should not look up as good as what you want it to be.. :-) It'll come.... :-)

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    Sarra Garrettposted 3 years ago

    Hi Brimancandy.  I'm so sorry for your losses this year.  I lost my father and sister 8 days apart in 2006 as well as my last 3 uncles in November of the same year.  Definately not a good year for my family.

    As far as 2012 goes, well, let's just say it's been interesting to say the least.  This is one year I never want to repeat, breaking my ankle (not only breaking my fibula in half but splitting it lenthwise as well), loosing my home, being homeless. Somehow I believe that God doesn't give us more than we can handle and maybe I needed a 'wake up' call of some sort. I did do a lot of soul searching, never quit and had a lot of quality conversations with God.  Maybe I just needed to get closer to Him.  I do know that my hair is no longer gold as it's turned silver seemingly overnight.  2013 is going to be better I just know it is.

  6. ocbill profile image75
    ocbillposted 3 years ago

    My worst year ever when it comes to health. A really bad herniated disc from Jan 3rd to October but now feel fine again. Just before that healed I got a bug bite, that developed into a staph infection, then skin lesions while traveling abroad It resembled large chickenpox EVERYWHERE on face and trunk..  Oh, and I was in phenomenal shape and health for being in my 40s.
    Aside from that, it has been OK or so-so.
    Yes, I am looking forward to better years.

    1. Globetrekkermel profile image71
      Globetrekkermelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      OCBILL, YOU WILL. behind the clouds the sun is still shining.:-)