Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

It's 2017 and a new year for growth, adventure, and challenges. Just look at a little social media and it's easy to see that much was said about 2016 in its last days, with many mentioning high hopes that 2017 is a far better year.

While the new year is indeed a good time to reflect, consider new beginnings, and resolve to do new or more or better, I personally am trying not to make the year the issue; rather, to focus on getting better and better over time. After all, most things in life don't restart when the date changes. New lives begin and others end, while the rest of us keep growing, learning and living.

So let's resolve to make the most of it, no matter what stage of life we're in or what the circumstance. As Covey put it, being human gives us an extraordinary power, that of "response-ability". We choose how we respond to the environment, and the outcome is a combination of an event and your reaction. I choose to leave positive reactions in every way I can.

May 2017 be a great year for us all!