Rainbows are incredible to me.  I can be in the midst of a crummy day, stuck in gridlock traffic, or taking out a bag of garbage but when I see a rainbow, I stop everything and marvel at it — I call my kids over, I point them out to strangers nearby, or just sit and stare in solitude.  Despite the fact that there is a clear, scientific reason for a rainbow’s appearance, to me, when I see one it represents possibilities and puts the world in order for me.

Today as I think about the end of 2011 and the dawn of 2012, I feel much the same way.  It’s really just another day but tonight we all will celebrate the turn of a clock, the emergence of one more year.  If there’s one thing I learned in 2011, it’s the simple fact that I have no idea what I’ll be doing one year from today.  Life is strange, unpredictable, quirky, snarky, wretched, beautiful, and marvelous. 

Happy new year to you all — join me in embracing the possibilities 2012 holds for each of us.  And as you formulate your resolutions, here’s one to consider:  take a risk.  When you do, it may not turn out the way you want, it may be difficult, or it could be phenomenally fabulous — regardless, you’ll learn more about yourself than you could ever imagine.


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