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Happy New Year

As many people do this time of year, I’ve been thinking about the past 12 months as well as what’s ahead in the year to come.

2011 has been one crazy, crazy year.

I’ve seen stories of tragedy unfold, followed by strength and recovery. I’ve seen how love can overcome a lot in life. I’ve seen how faith is so important to everything. I’ve seen lives changed for the better and I’ve seen things not go so well in some cases. I’ve seen lives on Earth come to an end and have seen lives begin, too. I’ve seen reason for optimism and reason to think otherwise.

I’ve been up, I’ve been down. I’ve been blessed beyond belief with my health, the love of others, and a closer relationship with God. I’ve felt confident about my future and I’ve felt like just getting through another day was a challenge at times.

It’s been a roller coaster ride but I know all that has happened is exactly what was supposed to happen to this point. It’s life and I’m glad to be able to live it. I have so much to be thankful for right now and so much more to look forward to in life, and I couldn’t be more grateful for all of it.

So as I sit here counting the blessings I have and at the same time thinking about the things that are unresolved in my life, I know that my mission for 2012 is to not just think positive, but act it out too.

It’s time to start doing more to be happy instead of just hoping to be happy. Happiness really is a choice and so my resolution is to make that choice 🙂

I’m looking forward to good things in the coming year and I’m praying that God will bless all of us with peace, love, healthiness, and happiness in 2012.

Happy New Year everyone.




It’s that time again. Time to usher in a new calendar year…which really doesn’t mean all that much in a literal sense when you think about it. January 1, 2011 is just another day. Fom a figurative sense though, the transition from one year to the next provides all of us with an opportunity to try and make a fresh start or do things differently.

Gotta be honest, I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions. That being said I have made them plenty of times in the past. Last year for example I set out to do what countless people do…go to the gym and get healthy.

I made it through about 8 months – going regularly for maybe 4 of those. We’ll call it a wash. I’ve seen worse results but I could have certainly done better. In the end the gym just wasn’t the place for me. I’ll stick with lifting a few weights at home and playing tennis. That’s gonna have to be good enough.

But I digress. 2010’s successor is knocking on the door and it’s time to make (or not make) those resolutions once again. Jury is still out, here…I’ll let ya know if I think of something profound.

I will be doing this much in the coming year – enjoying life to its fullest. Every day we get is a gift and so certainly is every year, for that matter. Happy New Year everyone. Make the most of it. All the best to you and yours for a happy and healthy 2011.


PS – If you answered ‘Yes’ to this, what is your resolution? Leave a reply below. Thanks!