Saturday, December 31, 2016


“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My last blog suggested that we all look ahead and think of goals we’d like to accomplish in 2017. Asking the simple question, “Next year this time what do I want to be able to look back on and be proud of?” is a great start to planning.

However, you can also benefit from looking back at 2016 and asking three simple questions: 
- What am I proud of (accomplishments)? 
- Who am I thankful for? 
- What am I glad is over?

I have a few things I’m proud to have accomplished this year. 

There are some folks who, during difficult times, have been extraordinary friends. 

The last question may seem negative, but it comes more from a sense of relief, escape, and freedom.

And yes, I’m so damned glad to get out of 2016 I feel like I’m running for the county line with my pants on fire.

Here’s the question: What are you glad is over? Take that sense of relief, say a toast to it tonight at midnight (or whatever your personal midnight is ‘cause you know some of you will never make it to 12 am), and move on.

So, 2016, SEE YA! Wouldn’t want to be ya!!!

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