It is the last day of yet another year in my life. To think about the last several decades (yes I’m 40 now!), or at least the years I can truly remember, I can easily say that I am blessed. Blessed with still being here through births, deaths, marriages, divorces, friendships beginning and friendships ending, locating and relocating, employment and unemployment. The list goes on and on of course, and that is the perfect example of how we go on and on. We make a choice every day to either get bogged down by life’s challenges to the point of not participating in life, or to look at those challenges straight on and accept whatever outcome might be waiting on the other side. We will go on. Life goes on. We choose whether to be present in it or passive as life definitely waits for no one. I will spend today thinking about my life and where it has been and the possibilities of where it will go (endless in case you were wondering!) I will bask in the calm presence of understanding that no matter what I choose today, I will likely have more choices tomorrow (unless of course the Mayans used a calendar we couldn’t decipher and today is actually really and truly the last day of the world as we know it.) I will take deep breaths and usher in the new as I exhale out the old. I look forward to a new year of choices, both right and wrong, just having a choice is blessing enough. Take a moment now to inhale fresh new ideas and possibilities and as you breathe out, send with your breath all the doubts, all the regrets, all the missed opportunities, all the things you meant to say or do, and know deep in your heart that tomorrow you get another chance.