NYD-2016Happy New Year!
I hope you had a fantastic celebration and are excited about what 2016 will bring.

I know many of us are mulling around New Year's resolutions and are thinking about what we want to create in 2016.

To that end, I humbly suggest that you rate the coming year by this standard:

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded

-Ralph Waldo Emerson