I am excited for all the promise 2017 holds for each of us, because I believe each year has 365 days for us to repeat, delete, and get things right again. We get to write new mail and answer the old. There's amnesty too. We get to forgive and be forgiven for falling short of our letter-writing intentions. And yes, if we are judged by our intentions, then we are judged righteously. So in that vein I declare this to be my official first letter of the year.
May the little blue bird of happiness land on your head.