Happy New Year!!  Everyone yells that at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve.  But is a new year really something to celebrate?

How many times have you heard someone say that a new year is a chance for a new start?  It's a fresh canvas where you can paint anything you want.  You can make this year anything you want it to be.

It's a beautiful thought right?

While it might be true, why would be need a holiday for a new start?  Does changing the calendar give you some kind of power that we didn't have in the previous year?  Can't we make any changes at the start of any new day?

I'm not trying to be all doom and gloom here.  I do believe that the new year is a good time to make positive changes in your life. It feels like a new beginning.  The question is, how long are we going to continue those habits that we're suddenly adopting?  Is it the start of a new life, or a month of disappointment leading to even less confidence that your life will ever change?

I also consider myself a bit of a realist in the sense that some of those changes that we attempt to make, can also stink.  Whether they're changes that we make on our own or things that are out of our control, January can be downright depressing.

Here is a list of things that luckily don't have Google ratings.  If they did, there's no way they'd get higher than a 1-star rating.

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