Don: The greatest lesson I learned in 2017 is that global warming is REAL! The unstable weather of this year is a direct effect.
Jeremy: It’s OK to let go of people who have dimmed your light. Likewise, it’s OK to surround yourself with people who make your light shine brighter.
Joe: That life is all about the journey and less about the destination. Many times in life, we get so focused on huge dreams and goals we set for ourselves that we forget to enjoy the journey called life. Always remember that life is all about this moment.
Kyle: The greatest lesson I’ve learned from 2017 is that literally anyone can become president, even if you have bad hair.
Larry: It gets worse and better and worse ... so buckle up. People are mindless sheep. Karma is a merciless beast. And it’s better to cut people out of your life than to try and find a middle ground with their toxic behavior.
Mark: Don’t allow negative outside forces to derail community goals. While other places in the country were paralyzed by the Trump administration, Philadelphia moved forward on a host of issues, including race relations, hosting national LGBT conventions, and being named one of America’s most LGBT-friendly cities, just to name a few.
Prab: All good things come to those who persevere in spite of insurmountable challenges.
Sandy: That crap happens — even unbelievable crap. Here’s to less crap in 2018.
Scott: The greatest lesson for me from 2017 was to learn to count my blessings. Our inability to afford Christmas gifts, or even go out to eat or to a concert occasionally, is nothing compared to those who lost their homes, their jobs, or members of their family. Someone will almost always be in a worse place than you are.
Sean: The best thing I learned in 2017 is that the secret to doing just about anything is to start it. Unfortunately, I sometimes have a hard time remembering that as well.
Tim: I’ve learned that we cannot take anything for granted and that the cost of freedom is high but the LGBT community will never choose submission or surrender.