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Make it a good new year

Dear Editor:Well, here comes the New Year. A fresh start, a new roller coaster ride, with its highs and lows, twists and turns. Let’s try to make 2006 one to remember.Here we are standing with endless possibilities for the New Year. It is like standing above that powder field with no tracks yet in it, standing at the gate watching that fresh sheet of ice set up, standing on the shoreline looking out at that glassy lake as your ski boat goes in, or standing before that canvas waiting for our first stroke. Ah, yes, the possibilities are endless. Will I succeed or will I fail? Will it be a masterpiece or not?Well, it all comes down to each and every one of us. It will be what we make of it. We all can be what we want to be at any time in our lives. All you have to do is want it and go after it. If you want this year to be one of the best ones of your life, go after it and do the things that will make it so.None of your ideas are as crazy as you think they are. Some of our greatest ideas were thought to have been some crazy idea. So throw those thoughts out there. Take that stroke with that brush. Get out there and do. Make 2006 your masterpiece.Happy New Year!Russ DeckerCarbondale