We stand at the brink of a new year. Unspoiled, unmarred, unmarked, unknown. It is a gift. The gift of time. We don't know how much of it we have, But we do have this new beginning. Let us be brave, and patient, and kind - especially with ourselves. Let us leave the path behind us a little easier for those who come after. And let us be thankful, every day of this new year, for the friends who understand, who can listen well and provide honest experienced feedback, for the friends who share the triumphs as well as the defeats and the unknowns. Happy New Year. May you have joy and contentment in the midst of whatever else life brings.