A new year brings new resolutions (or old ones for those of us who did not keep them) and new opportunities. We are what we make ourselves. There will always be challenges in our way, but we can generally overcome them. Giving up is an option but a poor one. Anything other than triumph is an excuse. The final outcome does not always end up like we want, but any good that comes from the journey can help us complete our ultimate goals. We just need to not be a bunch of sissy-asses that give up when things get tough.