Robert Burns penned the popular New Year's song "Auld Lang Syne" in 1741, and since then it has been sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English speaking country in the world.
"Auld Lang Syne" literally means "old long past" or simply, "the good old days".
As we pause to remember the good old days of 2011, and more importantly, look forward to the coming year it's potential, we must also take a moment to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.
Among the most popular resolutions we will make will be: to spend more time with family and friends, to become more physically fit, to lose weight, to quit smoking or drinking, to live life to the fullest, to get out of debt, to learn something new, to help others more often or to be more organized.
Whether you choose to take part in traditions the of holiday or join in the chorus at midnight, be safe, be smart and have a Happy New Year!