I repeated "twenty sixteen" several times this morning, trying to get a feel for saying it. I think the beginning of a new calendar year is a good time to reflect, evaluate, look forward. I find it easy to be optimistic at the dawn of a new year.
I won't be making resolutions, but I will make a list of some things I would like to do this year--things like "go gold panning," "hike new trails," and "plant a new plant." I'd also like to make pesto from some homegrown basil to put on some homemade pasta a friend and I are conspiring to make. Maybe we'll make some cheese and a basket out of honeysuckle.
Of course, I'll add the phrase, Deo Volente. God willing.