"The New Year," by Harriet S. Caswell (read by Xe Sands) by Xe Sands published on 2012-12-23T04:18:13Z GOING PUBLIC 12.28.12 - "The New Year," by Harriet Caswell From "Stories & Sketches" I had hoped to find an uplifting piece for the end of 2012, but what I found instead was poem after piece after bit after phrase of reflection, regret, and acknowledgment of missed opportunities. So, frankly, I caved to the reality that this was the message meant to release. So here's my coda to Caswell's bit of wallowing. The year is ending. If you're the reflecting type, think on your year. Be honest with yourself - good and bad. Acknowledge. And then use any regret you feel to fuel a difference, a sense of purpose. Anyone can sit with their regret, and allow it to lull them into a sense of helplessness - and thereby never change. Be Someone, not Anyone. Use what you find.