It is sad but many people tend to relive their past and look backwards rather than look forward. The past is gone and unless you are reliving the positive memories what is the point? As the holidays approach it is important to remember all the good times. There are individuals who allow all the negativity in their lives to fester so they are always difficult to communicate with or deal with. My late husband was always negative. No matter what occurred he rarely saw the positive in it. Besides him, there are many other people who push at individuals to do things quickly to make up for their own inadequacies of not doing the things that they should have finished. The sad part is that looking forward is not part of their personality. Most people prefer to look forward. After all, 2023 is just around the corner. We all should be thinking that everything will improve. Given the times that inflation is rampart, housing sales are falling, COVID is rising and the flu has become epidemic, there are still good thoughts that we can have. For example, while you are reading this you may not be sick, may be looking for a home at a lower price and are watching all sales to try and beat inflation. I am hoping we all have a wonderful 2023. In the Good Gus series, in spite of various weather issues that occured and other events, everyone worked together and made life succeed rather than be negative. 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 will be ready next week! Please consider adding “The Special Gift” as a new Christmas tradition. Books one and two are now available along with “The Special Gift” on the Tractor Supply website.