In many ways, it is good to have 2008 in the rear view mirror. While the economy and other factors presented many challenges, I have to believe we will all be stronger for having survived it. Tough times have forced us to become more efficient and more cost conscious. When things bounce back, and they will, our bottom lines will improve and we will all be better prepared for the future. That said, let's not focus on what is bad and instead remember all of the many blessings we have. Be of good cheer and relish the great new opportunities that 2009 will bring.