The Next Chapter: 2009 Arrives

Happy New Year! Things have been quiet here … on purpose. We hope you had a great, restful holiday. With Christmas behind us, it’s time to close the book on 2008 and begin to write 2009. A friend sent an email from China, with a photo of fireworks and this quote, which I think is particularly apropos for this year. “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” I always love the “lull” between the last two holidays of the year because there is time to reflect on the good stuff and draw on that energy to start planning for the new year. As I … Read more