I like ending the year. It's because I always look forward to the new year. I have accomplished much and there is much to look forward to. The next church camp will be fabulous. The next candlelight service will be great. I know so.
But it is not so much as measuring success as enjoying life as God lays it out. 2008 has been hard times. But life has always been about making the most out of situations. We all have our battles to fight.
I have little to add to my enjoyment of this year. The primary thought being that I will strive and thrive in the next year.
I leave you with the best Christmas message I've read this year. (From the biblioblog Experimental Theology)