It has been a difficult holiday season. I have been to two funerals in three weeks.

The Friday before Christmas, a good friend of mine passed away – he was 49 years old. And, then three weeks later, another friend passed away on his 90th birthday.

After reflecting on their respective legacies, I realized something obvious. No one was worried about spending more time at the office, losing weight, getting out of debt or trying to quit some random vice.

It was all about smiles, laughs, and love with family and friends.

So here are my New Year’s resolutions for 2019:

  • Smile More
  • Laugh More
  • Love More

Thank you David and Jim for teaching me this valuable lesson.

In memory of
David Shaw
James Thomas