New Year, New Me …

No one reminds us of a new year quite like Robert Downey Jr. 

I’m no psychic, but it’s probably safe to say that IF you’re still regularly attending the gym by Leap Day, February 29, you’ll likely defy Mr. Downey Jr., and indeed reveal a “new you” at some point during the year. Bravo!

For the remaining ninety-nine percent of us, there’s always 2017.

While I will continue to run, 2016 will be a year of exercising my brain more often than my legs. (Believe me, it needs it.)

In one day short of a week, many of us will participate in the lugubrious Auld Lang Syne, and then we’ll fill post-midnight seconds with hugs, kisses, promise, and liquor. So please remember to drive like lives depend on it.

For me, new years are like a breath of fresh air (except for the time I fell to the ground choking after inhaling a bunch of confetti that someone decided to throw into the air at midnight).

Phew! At least I’m here to tell the story.

Big things are expected in 2016: El Nino 2.0, a Dubs repeat, and a president-elect.

Accompanying these events will be each year’s usual suspects: stress, regret, and grief.

When these emotions arrive, remember this:

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

Here’s to 2016 and a new you!

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