Let’s be truly honest here. How many hours per week are you setting an example for children, adolescents, or adults? 2017 may be a bumpy rude with all the possible changes at the national level. But what about the changes within us? Like more focus in life on mentoring, inspiring, persuading, enlightening others who might greatly benefit from just one expression of positivity. The change in us in 2017 will hopefully make a change in others more likely to occur. Pay it forward thinking might just make our country, society, and culture a brilliant place to see progress, growth, and character development. Perhaps fewer suicides and homicides will occur. Maybe brain health will improve. Possibly the next generation will experience hope, altruism, spiritual thinking and more healthy relationships. 2017 must start with careful introspection within each of us as to how we can make a positive difference.