happy new year
New Year's is one of my least favorite holidays. Not only do I generally watch my favorite college teams get beaten in bowl games :-( but I usually feel a sort of disappointment: I did not live up to my dreams in the year just ending, and nothing feels different about the year beginning.
With that said, I am an optimist, and I do wish us all well in the coming year. May the Spirit of Life work through us to make 2009 a better year for all beings; and may we each experience good health, real joy, sufficient challenge, and meaningful growth. So may we be!