I am excited for the new year to begin. I came across this talk on LDS.org entitled "Principles of Self-Reliance" by Silvia H. Allred, who spoke at the May 2008 BYU Women's Conference. Sister Allred is the first counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency. This talk is a must read! It will remind you of what is important and that "The Lord has commanded that we use the blessings we have been given to become self reliant as individuals and families."