One thing I forgot to mention is that I need to pay particular attention this year to my outlook and perspective. I choose, in 2010, to see the good in all situations. I choose to see the best in those around me.
Particularly, instead of thinking that the world is out to get me, I recognize that all of us are imperfect and sometimes we all make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes result in consequences that hurt me unintentionally. But just as I hope I'm offered forgiveness when I mistakenly or inadvertently cause others pain, I will offer forgiveness and understanding and grace to others.
"For surely I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for destruction to give you a future with hope."