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-- Well a new year is a bit of an artificial milestones.
And it's not like the weather suddenly changes are people behave differently just because they flipped to a new calendar.
But a new year gives us an opportunity to hit the reset button he is it is the starting line for better behaviors.
-- just to try and forget and put some bad moments behind us and look forward to better times.
2012 was not a year that I'm gonna remember as you probably think I will.
-- semi final look back and think about -- Ghazi the reelection of Barack Obama the political conventions.
And most certainly I am not going to think about gang -- -- Now I'm going to define 2012 by things that are far more important to me than any of those things.
The birth of my granddaughter and my grandsons first birthday.
Are much bigger events for me.
If I'm still around -- 25 years I promise.
I won't be watching YouTube videos of Katy Perry reading vampire novels.
Are somehow reliving my own moment on the stage in Tampa at the Republican National Convention.
I'm going to be -- is revisiting the -- in the pumpkin patch with two infants.
We're only gonna remember being there because we show them some photos that document of their visit.
I'll pull out some photos of dogs that -- -- long since passed.
But who will still put a smile on my face just -- the hint of the loyal love that they gave me.
I'm -- remember trips that my wife and I took to see places we never dreamed we'd be able to visit.
Now if you detect something and all of that it's probably that -- I think of what I'm still -- believed to be important about 2012.
Years from now.
It's not politics.
Or a pop culture fad our -- hot movie -- book.
Or even the balance of my bank account.
It's memories of family.
People send -- thousands of messages each week my email address and my FaceBook page or on my website.
This summer kind and complimentary.
Summer vial profane and embarrassingly filled with hate.
-- -- touching even cries for help but it's doubtful I'll be able to or call any of them in 25 years -- for that matter probably not by this time next year.
As this year closes what's really important but what's really important to you and what are you still gonna be thinking about 25 years from now.
If you're still around.
How bad it's not the price of gasoline -- groceries.
And I'm real sure it won't be something Nancy Pelosi -- Harry Reid said.
So no matter what happened in your life in 2012.
I hope the memories that linger and last are all about the love of god and your family.
-- mine sure will be.
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