New Years came and went yet again this year. We all make our resolution to work out more, eat better, take our medicine more regularly. This year I couldn’t help but resolve to “stay the course”. Certainly not a-la-Bush, but in my own world, that meant remain active, in good spirits, and always striving to get a little better.

I always thought that my condition was a two-way street. Sure there are certain things I can’t control – like how much my hand can hurt for a week, or my ankle or hip for that matter. But everything else is mine for the deciding. I am the one in control of my feelings, my spirits and my health. Sort of.

In the meantime I can close my eyes and quietly think good thoughts for the year ahead of us. A fresh start. A clean slate. A new beginning. 2007 will be the year of magical things. For all of us.