August 2017 Update: Oh my, was I wrong. Wow.
I am looking forward to the New Year as 2016 was not the best of years for the world. The US elections were difficult and left most people angry for one reason or another. If you watch the cable news, it seems the world is heading to hell in a handbasket. The over saturation and exaggerations by the media is depressing.
With that being said, I hope and pray that 2017 will be a better year for us all. The past is behind us, and we can look upon the future in directed anticipation of making it better. Whatever your slice of the world that you wish to address, it is time to get in motion. Take it on and do something new. Success or failure, it is the journey that ultimately matters. Who is with us and the lives we impact is what counts in the end.
I am an optimistic realist and see no value in obsessing over the negativity we will confront. I will try to do something each day to make my slice of the world a little better.