Yup, that's me. Being me. And wishing you a Happy New Year, but also yelling, "RICKY BROWN!" He hates when I do that when I see him. But sometimes I can't contain my excitement when I'm racing and see his familiar face in the crowd. It's my gut reaction. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my friends. It's New Year's eve and I'm trying NOT to reflect on what was, what is, and what will be. I like the now. Thinking about what was generates way, way too many rambling thoughts of good and bad and it makes my head hurt. Thinking about what will be is equally painful. But the now... now THAT'S painless. No head swimming in thoughts, no random wanderings and what-ifs, and no little monsters in there saying do this or do that. Right now is where you want to be. Today. This second. Doing what your gut (and heart) is telling you to do. You're reading this which means you too are in the now and you aren't worrying, wondering, or contemplating anything. Just calmness...and no thinking going on and on and on. Doesn't it feel good? Ha.... I made you smile too. So I think I'll attempt to live the upcoming year in the present moment as best I can. Definitely no new year's resolutions, no random thoughts of what if this and what if that and none of the worry or baggage that comes along with those random thoughts and contemplation. The present moment -- the now -- it's the only place you can be absolutely certain of peace. PEACE! I like that.