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A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
-- Lao-tzu


Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Happy New Year

1997 is here. What will it bring?

Opportunity. Every day of the coming year will be filled with opportunity and possibilities. Every day will give you a chance to make your life count, to make a difference, to grow, to learn, to achieve, to be the person you were meant to be.

Today you stand at the threshold of a new year. A blank slate ready to be filled by you. The new year makes no promises, and has no guarantees other than this -- every day will be filled with challenges and opportunities. It is up to you to recognize the opportunities, to see the possibilities, and to overcome the challenges. And by so doing, your life, and the world around you, will be enriched.

You don’t have to wish for a Happy New Year. You have the power to make it a truly happy year, a year of fulfillment and accomplishment for you. A year that will lead to many other great years.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we ushered in 1996, and 1998 is already looming on the horizon. Time is precious, and we cannot save it up. We must use it as it comes.

Climb aboard 1997 and hold on. Keep your eyes open -- there’s opportunity around every bend. Have fun. It’s going to be a great ride!

— Ralph Marston

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