"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." -- Shakespeare
New Years ... my favorite time of the year,
To my mind, the primary function of the New Years day holiday is to remind us all that everything remains possible. We can start again, build anew, and right any misteps from the past year. New Years symbolically is a time to recalibrate; to redirect to our best selves.
"What one can be, one must be." -- Abraham Maslow
"Everything - a horse, a vine - is created for some duty...For what task, then, were you yourself created? A man's true delight is to do the things he was made for." -- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Once you believe you "can-do-it", the "how-to-do-it" will begin to develop. It is with that in mind that I wish you good fortune and grace in the new year and look forward to meeting up during the adventures of 2009.
-- Brian and family