One way I have always evaluated my own life is to look at what I am doing on New Year’s Eve and with whom as the marker of progress.
This year I’m having a party for my mother who broke her hip on Thanksgiving. To me this is a sign of progress, because through this ordeal, she and I have really become friends and I am so appreciative of that. My wonderful assistant Chris and his wife Katie are attending, which pleases me to no end! There are other people coming, each of whom I care about deeply. Their presence will also symbolic of other successes during this past year. To end the year surrounded by the people you care most about is truly a blessing.