Soon we will be celebrating New Years Day, 2009. 2008 was a thoroughly difficult and exhausting year for many people on many fronts. The seemingly never ending presidential campaign dragged on for months until Obama's historic victory. Historic gas prices, followed by a financial crisis of the first order. Detroit's Big 3 automakers came to the brink of collapse. For us Detroit Lions fans, the season was simply the greatest, NOT.
What is so wonderful about New Years Day is that it gives hope that the new year will be better than the last. This sense of optimism is perhaps bolstered for many by the President-elect and the new Congress. Only time will tell if that optimism is well placed.
Putting aside the larger picture, New Years Day is always a time to reflect about how we as individuals - and families - can turn a new leaf and improve upon our lives. Take a moment this holiday and see how you can improve on your life and those around you. Happy New Years!