When times get tough, I think about what can never be taken away from me: my education, the stories of my past, my memories of friendship, and so on. As we begin this great New Year, my wish for you is that you too will learn, experience, and value the beautiful things that can never be taken away.

So, forget the past and don’t think too much about the future (I know, blasphemy from an ultra-planner like me). Instead, connect to who you truly are on the inside.

God bless the soul, and the gifts that Henry David Thoreau left us…

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” – Thoreau