Well, here we are. We should be proud of ourselves — after all, we’ve made it this far, and the year looks promising. Already, the days are getting longer and the nights don’t seem so dark, and even though the snow is falling outside my window as I type this, the wind doesn’t seem so bitterly cold.

There’s just a hint – just the barest whisper – of spring in the air.

So Happy New Year, if I haven’t already wished you that. Let’s make our┬ánext trip around the sun so fun-filled, so gleeful, so adventurous, so sweet, that by this time next year, we’ll be gasping to catch our breath, grinning madly, and our hearts bursting with joy.