Well here we are in another year. There are many new beginnings, new resolutions, and new starts. And although we all know change is good, for true change to occur, a person must dig deeper than just a pleasant thought about who they would like to be, or what they would like to do or become. I heard it said last weekend that almost 1 in 5 New Year's resolutions are broken within the first 24 hours. I heard someone else say just this week that unless your resolution is turned into a real, achievable goal, it probably won't stick. If a person really wants to change a part of themselves, that won't happen in a lethargic, casual way all by itself. After all, the habits we are trying to annihilate took many years to form. Like the outside of a fishing troller that collects all the deposits and colour the salt water sea has to give, our bad habits slowly collect over many years and become 'who we are'. This past week something amazing happened; It was a small thing. It was a 'pay it forward' kind of moment by which I became the recipient. As I pulled up to the Tim Horton's drive-thru last week after Christmas, I ordered a small coffee and a bagel. It was around 10:30 PM on a Monday night after hockey. As I pulled up to pay, the Tim Horton's attendant said "The nice lady in the van in front of you paid for your order". I was taken aback. The first thought I had was "Wow, right after Christmas and someone is still in a position where they want to give." Then I thought, "How nice is this person?" I couldn't stop thinking about this small act of service and how much different the world would be if there were more people like that wonderful lady in the white van. What impressed me most, is that for her, this wasn't a New Year's resolution, this was part of who she is. This is life for her. I'm going to assume that. 'Pay it Forward' is not novelty to her, she lives it. It encouraged me to live in the now, serve others, love deeply, and don't be scared to dig into your wallet a little to be kind to strangers. The fact that this is the 2nd time this has happened in 6 months just encourages me that there are good, sincere, loving people in the world and they are living it out in small ways. 2015 is here, but who cares about resolutions, let's all just step outside our comfort zones, do something different, start with small things, let's not wait for the 'big change' to occur, small change can happen right here, right now. Blessings and love to you all and a Happy New Year.