I always have loved the start of a new year. It is exciting to look forward to all the possibilities and opportunities the new year can bring. It is like beginning with a clean slate. Resolutions and promises to change our lives for the better are optimistically made and sometimes actually met. Hopefully we can be successful with many of them. And if not, at least we gave it our best shot. It is a well known fact that habits are very hard to develop or to change. So I keep reminding myself to be less critical of my failures. After all, I believe the God loves us regardless…warts and all. All we can do is to get back up and try again. If only we didn’t have to fall quite so often!! So best wishes on the exciting journey forward into 2012 and remember if you fall down…just get up and keep on trucking!