Saying goodbye to 2022 wasn’t all that hard.

I’m saying hello to 2023 and it feels a bit like putting on a new dress and brand spanking new shoes. Out with old, in with the new and all that jazz. And I’ve got big plans.

I’ve made my resolutions and created my Day-in-the-life-of-Jan pie chart. These machinations help me gear up and get ready to make a splash for an extraordinary year.

Anyone want to turn on the timer? How long do you think this enthusiasm can last? Let’s hope 12 months? In any case it’s a good effort to contemplate time and what can be done with another year of life. There are 8,760 hours in a year, 522,600 minutes. That’s a lot of time to figure out how to spend it.

Fifteen years ago, I had an ephiphany and set out to make difference in the life of an orphan every day. 200 Orphanages Worldwide was born. I invited people to come along with me on the journey and now there are many many many more who are doing something every day to help an orphan. We just do our part and no more, knowing we can’t do it all but we can all do something.

But, just look at those faces. How can you not do something if it is in your power to make their lives a bit brighter?

That’s what it’s all about, folks. I’m energized, inspired and motivated to make a difference in 2023. Our small efforts of doing good in this crazy upside down world are sometimes the only good people get to see. So, let’s go! Let’s make 2023 a smashingly extraordinary year! jh