Before the end of the year, think of someone who has been a positive influence on your life.

Someone who has encouraged you.

Someone who has inspired you.

Someone who has given you some outstanding advice.

Someone who has been there when the chips were down.

Someone who made this crazy year not just tolerable, but worthwhile.

Now pick up the phone and thank them.

Or drop them a hand written note.

Or send them a card with a box chocolates or bottle of wine.

And then think of someone else and repeat the process.