Merry Christmas and a Safe, Prosperous New Year!

Original Post: 12/29/2013

As I look back over the failures and successes of the past year, there is a lot to think about.  Some failures that were ultimately my fault, and successes that were because of others, or purely by accident.

As with both success and failure, it pays to look at which are because of your actions, the actions of others or “dumb luck”.  And it pays to look at the lessons learned, so you don’t make the same mistakes; capitalize on what you did right; and be thankful for what others have done to help you.

With that thought in mind, look back on the year for it’s lessons, and look forward to the new year.    And just remember, not matter how bad  the year was, on January 1, 2014, you did one thing positive: you made it!  With that, you can look at the new year with hope.  With the lessons learned, you have better tools to face it.  With any losses you had, you are stronger.  And with your victories, you have more confidence.

So, I’ll stop with my preaching (mostly to myself), lets all make one resolution: to make 2014 better for ourselves, our loved ones, and anyone near us.

I hope you had a good Christmas season, and have a Safe, Prosperous New Year.