My Turn, Your Turn: Starting fresh in 2010

By Gary McNair - bio|email

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.

That's my turn.  Now it's your turn.  To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at

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