January 2018

Hello WTA Family!

Welcome to the New Year 2018!  I hope you all had a wonderful winter vacation and were able to enjoy a lot of rest and relaxation in the company of family and friends.

Traditionally, the New Year has been a time for making “resolutions”, promises we make to ourselves—or others—to do things differently, especially with regard to improving our behaviors or lifestyles.  That reminds me of the experience of a high school principal (NOT me, in case you’re wondering) who decided to ask his teachers to share their New Year's resolutions so he could post them on the Main Office Bulletin Board. After the principal had completed the bulletin board and his teachers had had a chance to see it, a great commotion started. One teacher, whose resolutions had been omitted from the board complained, “Why weren’t my resolutions posted?” She was throwing such a temper tantrum that the principal hurried to his office to see if he had mislaid her resolutions. Sure enough, he had left them behind on his desk. As he reread them, he gasped in amazement. This teacher's number one resolution was not to let little things bother her in the New Year.  So much for resolutions!

As we enter 2018, filled, I hope, with a sense of promise, possibility, and eagerness, it is well that think about how we might “do things differently”.  May I suggest that we spend more of our time loving each other and going out of our way for each other; more of our time listening instead of talking; and more of our time remembering that our lives are never measured by what we get so much as they are by what we give.  Think about it…

Again, happy New Year, and, as always, please know how grateful I am for all that you do on behalf of WTA!


Joe Langone