As we all know, today is the last day of the month and the year. There are many articles about this past year. People are discussing how the past year went and what their hopes are for the New Year. What is possibly annoying is that we are literally being bombarded on the internet and Facebook with past predictions, future devastation, previous prophecies from individuals that may have made a few right claims and the balance were merely speculation. People are trying to take these possibilities and somehow turn them into realities for the New Year. Almost everywhere you turn you are confronted with ads for telling your fortune, predictions for your life in 2023, if you will find love, become wealthy and more. Let’s not forget that everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions. They decide to give up a variety of foods, go on a diet, join the gym, pay off their credit cards, possibly obtain a second job, plus the goals of being a better person, parent, or child to their older parents. What is sad about all of this is that the average person does not keep even one promise to themselves. The people who want to lose weight join gyms which is always a great month for that business. Of course, after paying for a full year if they make it to February it is a miracle. There are ethnic traditions that are also part of this day. Certain people eat very specific foods today and tomorrow. The Irish put their wallets outside their doors and then when they pick them up after midnight it is supposed to bring good fortune. None of this matters except we should look back on the positive events of this past year and look forward to a great year in 2023. In the Good Gus series I did not write a single story about the last day of the year. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now! Books one and two are now available on the Tractor Supply website. “Misplaced Trust” will be available next month.