The end of the year brings reflections on the past and hope for the future

New Year’s Day fills me with a simple, quiet excitement – new resolutions, new traditions, new beginnings and new opportunities. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, only to disappoint ourselves a month later when nearly all of them have been broken. It seems to me, that the idea of making resolutions is a good practice as it points out what needs improving. Even if we don’t live up to all our resolutions, at least we’ve acknowledged that some things can use attention.