You know what makes New Year's Eve so special? It's because you can't change the calendar without creating a universal sense of hope.
For all of us, 2010 has the possibility of being the best year of our lives. It's like a giant blank canvas. You can fill it up with new dreams, new opportunities and of course a better and improved you.
At least that is how we all start the year - with hope, optimism, and so much desire for change. But you know what happens - by the end of January, 80 percent of the people have given up on their plans for a brighter tomorrow.
So this year my prayer for you is the feeling of hope survives even after you get off track, because you will get off track - you can count on that.
But life sustaining change is still possible because it is not about being perfect 365 days a year. It's about engaging in a process through the highs and lows – and coming out the other end better than you went in.
If we can learn to do that – then that blank canvas called 2010 could turn out to be a true masterpiece. Happy New Year.
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