Most will agree that from a political and economic perspective, 2009 was a year of transformation. With a new President and new Democrat Congress, our political landscape certainly transformed. And while 2008 started the financial firestorm, 2009 was really the year of economic adjustment for the United States. We transformed from a nation of carefree abundance to a new reality of cautious consumption. Anxiety and uncertainty became our new economic reality.
While the macro-transformation of our political and economic world was occurring this past year, I personally experienced a micro-transformation during 2009. It is this personal transformation I would like to share with you today. If you are like me, you may feel the macro-transformation of politics and economics is not something that is within our control in our daily lives. But the personal or micro-transformation that I experienced has occurred directly from my choices and effort. The result has been a profound, and most likely long-lasting, shift in the quality of my life. Would you consider transforming your life in 2010?