All in all, 2007 has turned out to be a good year for me. It's the year that I discovered the way to serenity, the tranquility in contemplative prayer and meditation, and how to just be. I've learned that serenity is not quite the same thing as "perpetual bliss." I've also learned how to cultivate inner peace and how to defeat boredom and stress. I've learned that wherever I go, there I am. I've also rid myself of some nasty addictions. It has only taken me 40 years. It's about time, thank God.