Golden Age
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An ancient coin from 17 A.D. was found during an archaeological excavation in Nov. 2011, under Jerusalem's holy Western prayer wall.

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.  Carl Sandburg

Wow – what a year!  For some time I felt stuck between the hands of a broken cuckoo clock and well this year, it got kicked into gear and sprouted wings.  I remember last year writing my pictogram resolutions and this year I did the same.  A dozen goals for 2012, twelve months, twelve goals.  Will I hit them all?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  And ironically, I find some comfort in knowing that I may not reach them all.  Why?  Because sometimes time isn’t a straight line.  Paths cross and wind, visions blur and focus, wells dry up and overflow.  That means, leaving room and time for a shiny surprise that may seem to steer you off your path can actually bring you closer to where you need to be.  But sometimes all that glitters isn’t gold and you invest in things, ideas, people who, unfortunately, do not hold worth.  They do not offer reciprocal support, they ooze insincerity, thieves.  How can you distinguish the difference between time well spent and time misspent before it is actually spent?  By looking inside, trusting your gut, believing in yourself, because in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-trust is the first secret of success.”  So this is the first step in achieving all your other goals.

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