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Last day of 2016

“There is only one day left, always starting over: It is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”  –Jean-Paul Sartre

To me, this is a reminder each day is a new beginning.  And, even more profound the new year brings yet another opportunity to start a fresh.  Perhaps new resolutions for 2017?

I read somewhere there is a significance difference between a goal and a resolution.  A goal is something specific you want to achieve.  For example, lose 30 lbs in 2017 or run a marathon.  These goals are specific and measurable.

A resolution is not as measurable like eat healthier or improve sleep habits.  Personally, I have been working on eating healthier by cooking and I have a workout buddy so I am more accountable in my workouts. I think these are common resolutions for most of us.

Are you going to have a goal to achieve or resolutions for 2017?  Or neither?

Cheers to 2017!

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We have to face the fact…

“We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together, and if we are to live together we have to talk.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

The featured image is Eleanor Roosevelt at Teddy Roosevelt’s monument in Washington D.C.  An amazing place to visit.

For me this is an interesting quote, because all of us need to talk, be open, and communicate in our every day lives and for the bigger picture. The election this past November did cause a lot of conversation, and maybe, it did uncover some ugly rocks that are stimulating more conversations.  Those conversations need to happen without judgement.  Everyone has a voice.

Can we please not take 10 steps backward?  The blog Civilization is a process… is part of this conversation.