A New Year: We can make things better in 2019

Happy New Year! And welcome, 2019.

Today is the day on which we burden the coming year with a lot of unreasonable expectations, sometimes forgetting it is up to us to make them a reality. Sure, we carry out our traditions and hope for luck to help us along. But deep down each of us knows “If it is to be, it is up to me.”

And there is a lot on which we can improve, in the coming year. Each of us knows what needs work, in our own lives; but also on a grander scale. Oh, if the nation as a whole could make a list of resolutions, imagine what that list might contain.

The thing is, those things are up to us, too.

We need inspiration, motivation, willpower and strength.

Good thing this is a nation that has always been full of those things, when we remember who we are.

Whatever your goals are for the year, you can do it. It takes a choice. It takes work and determination. But you can do it.

WE can do it.

Happy New Year, folks!


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language; And next year’s words await another voice.”

— author T.S. Eliot

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

— statesman Benjamin Franklin