It seems strange to be writing 2013 already. There will probably be lots of us who have to watch each check we write for awhile so we don't put the wrong year on it. There are two ways to look at the passing of the old year and the welcoming of a new one. We can be upset with ourselves for not getting done things we planned to accomplice in the year that just left us. The better way is to look at the New Year as a fresh page in our life that we can use to start fresh on anything we might want to do. Last year is gone and we can't go back to try to correct anything, so we might as well forget what we didn't do and just plan harder to get done the things we want to do in this coming year. If you make the infamous "New Year's Resolution," think long and hard about it so it is something you really want to achieve. Nothing gets a person down faster than to think one is a failure because of falling down on a promise made to one's self. Somewhere I did read of a tongue-in-cheek way to handle this by just saving the list of New Year's Resolutions and use it for Lent saves having to think up the same ways to improve one's self. Since none of us is perfect, we all could try to improve at least one area of our lives. There is no sense in trying to completely overhaul our entire system all at one time, even if we do need it. It is always easier to see what others need to do to improve than to see in ourselves any needed correction. So, make it easy on yourself and just plan to enjoy every day of this year. Each day is a gift anyway, so unwrap it and be glad and grateful.