The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We are beginning the first full week of 2022. The thing about a new year is the unknown. Sure, you can keep thinking about tomorrow, but it is a blend of daydreams and nightmares. In my corner of the world, the weather is trying to be all four seasons in one day. New Year’s Day was stormy, wet, and warm but winter weather is rumored for the beginning of this week. I am hoping work will start strong because that will set the tone for the year. Of course, we shall see what happens. It’s been good to have the new year’s celebrations on a weekend so the new year can get going in earnest on Monday morning. But let’s not rush Monday. No one wants that. The new year is just getting started, it’s time to get to living and working and all that jazz.