Good bye 2011. I am happy to say goodbye. Not the worst year by any means yet not the best either. I am so thankful for my health, my family, my job, and the abundance of choices I have here in this country. I am thankful to be moving forward into the new year. I want to spend a little bit of each day working on finding and expressing my true self. I want to honor my past and in the same breath lay the bad parts down and walk away. I don’t want to hold onto the “yucky” parts anymore. I will treasure my happy memories and work hard to make many more. I will work on having empathy and compassion for those who need it most. I want to be a better person and to be able to offer help when I can. I want to give freely what I can and expect nothing in return. I want to stay in my happy place. Peace be with you and Happy New Year!