Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Looking Back at 2010

Happy belated new years everyone!
It is officially now the end of a decade. 2010 was an interesting year. It brought us a new onslaught of twi-hards with the release of eclipse, Lady Gaga’s meat dress, Old Spice’s “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” campaign, The Bachelor Pad, Sidney Crosby, the iPhone 4, the Bed Intruder song phenomenon, and so much more!

Of course, as with any year, 2010 has had its fair share of tragedies and crises. From the BP oil crisis to the Earthquake in Haiti there have been many moments that made our hearts break. I believe that it is extremely important to recognize these tragedies and pay our respects for those who lost so much last year. However, I also believe in finding the light in darker times and beginning the new year with a positive outlook. Check out this YouTube video by Google that sums up this year fantastically! I love them for using the song “Good Life” by One Republic from their album “Waking Up”. Its one of my favorite songs from this year and has a great positive message.

There are surely many wonderful things to come in 2011. At least, I have to hope there will be. Sometimes it’s difficult to stay positive when the news is full of horrible story after horrible story. It is so important to recognize that everywhere in the world amazing hopeful things are happening. I love to look at the website “Give Me Hope” or GMH. It’s  the optimists version of the popular site “F My Life” or FML.  They have short heartwarming and inspiring stories from across the world. 

And if that doesn’t work to get you smiling, there’s always good dancing music! Every year DJ Earworm puts out a track that is a remix of all the top pop songs from that year. Last years was so catchy I just had to add it to my iPod! This year’s is awesome too! You can’t help but tap your feet and smile when you think of all the moments you spent during that year listening to each song in the remix. I remember hearing Tik Tok while lying on the beach reading a book. This video has over 5 million views so you know that its made at least 5 million people smile!

How was your 2010? What are you looking forward to most about 2011?

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