"Time teaches us all that dreams and plans don't always bring the results we hope for. An evening watching news or speacking with a few friends lets us know that there are a lot of people who have faced discouraging situations this past year. Some of those people have lost hope and now stand at the start of 2009 full of fear and doubt. I understand these emotions, but I choose to belive that any day is a great day for a new beginning. So why not let 2009 be a new beginning for you. All that has gone wrong is gone, it's behind us. All that is left is the blessing of life. Put your hand on your heart and feel it's rhythm. Take a deep breath. You are alive and every beat of your heart, every breath in your lungs is shouting for you to begin again!
All new beginnings are cause for celebration. The birth of a new soul. The beginning of a new year. A new sunrise. Every new breath and new heart beat is a reason for fireworks. Every new moment is the beginning of immeasurable possibilities. Forget your fears and doubts. You are not who you were, you are who you are becoming. Don't be paralyzed by the blame game. Forgive those who have wronged you in 2008. Don't be consumed with sentences that begin with "why". Trying to answer, "why", is like trying to swim through a desert. All you can do is hope and belive and celebrate the fact that at any moment you can send up fireworks and celebrate a new beginning."