This was at the tail end of a post from John Cole at Balloon Juice that I thought summed up well my thoughts on the end of the year:

… So, I guess my message to you in 2012 is the following- let your kids stay up late and spend time with you even if you hate the fucking Chipmunk movie, give your pets too many treats, drink that extra beer and eat that extra scoop of ice cream, always tell mom and your wife you love them, always pet your dog when you can, always give your neighbor the benefit of the doubt, try everything new you can and repeat everything you love as often as you can even when it is bad for you, and live hard, fast, and full throttle and don’t you fucking dare apologize for it.

Cheers, and Happy New Year!