Welcome 2016! Are we hoping? Are we praying? (for not as much snow as last year, ...) I don't know about you but 2015 was one bumpy ride for me. As they say, "it was the best of times and the worst of times". The trick in carving out a new year, is finding beauty in and gratitude for the rough edges in the past. We often make the mistake of hoping and praying never to have hardship. This is a futile exercise since, we as a people, as an earth have never been without sorrow.