In honor of the new year, I want to share a quote that will help all of us remember the value of mistakes, a value that we can also pass on to our children:
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.” - Neil Gaiman
Just think of all the scientific discoveries that were the result of mistakes -- the x-ray, the slinky, pacemakers, and post-it notes just to name a few. Here's to making mistakes and success in the new year!