Another year has passed... As you run around trying to get everything in place and try to keep up with everything that's going on at this time of the year, remember to slow down. Running a business is definitely more of a marathon and less of a sprint. Sure there will be times when we have to rush around, when some crisis has taken priority and everything stops until it's fixed. However, this shouldn't be the norm. So during this time, and hopefully throughout next year, take a break, spend time with family and friends. Sit, be still, and be thankful for the things that you have and have accomplished. Today's issues may seem extremely important, but remember that they are merely one brush stroke in the entire painting.