One of the best things about living and working in Region 8 is the positive vibe I feel when I get the chance to go out and visit different parts of our community. Compared to some other places I've lived -- there is a positive energy in the air. If you make New Year's resolutions, I would like to chime in here with one of my own. I resolve to do what I can to support and grow the positive vibe prevalent in Region 8. That positive energy contributes to the incredible growth we have seen in our communities and the ability we have to bounce back when faced with challenges. What can you do to support and grow the positive energy? I recently heard the CEO of Amazon say Complaining is not a strategy. What a terrific way to look at life and work. Get rid of the negative. Support and lift up the positive and we will all make this A Better Region 8 together.