dont-signdont-think more fireworks As the new year approaches and you begin thinking about this past year, don’t give up if it was a bad one. Forget the resolutions and think that everything will turn around. Many people feel that time heals all wounds. However, when you have continual issues every year, it seems impossible to believe.  There are people who will make new year’s resolutions, and will keep them. If you aren’t one of them, don’t put yourself through the agony of it.  As we approach the new year, the parties, well wishers, and fireworks certainly make it appear that 2017 will be a better year.  There are still predictions coming fast and furious as to the president elect of the United States, sports games, the economy, and how everyone’s life will change.  There appears to be more negatively than usual.  I suggest you don’t read it or listen to it.  You have a new year with new possibilities.  Many individuals look at it as a clean slate.  Don’t live in the past.  If 2016 was bad and you posted on Facebook last year that it would be a fabulous year, forget it.  Think instead that you miscalculated and this will be a better year starting tomorrow.  For many individuals and companies, it is the last day to include any tax deductions that will lower your tax bill to the appropriate governments around the world.  It is also the time of year that last minute donations to charities help make or break their upcoming new year.  The nutritionists are reminding everyone to give up dairy, meat, sugar, alcohol, smoking and to exercise more along with eating additional  vegetables and fruit.  I am not sure how many people will follow that advice.  As the cold winter weather settles in, don’t allow your children to become addicted to the TV or video games.  Instead, visit the Good Gus books on Kindle worldwide and make the one resolution to ensure that they read more in 2017.  If you are looking for answers or an interesting read, don’t give up if there is nothing that jumps out at you.  Remember,  “Misplaced Trust” is also available on Kindle, Nook, Apple and many popular e-book websites.  Happy New Year!