I’d never been one for New Year’s Resolutions – they’d always seemed silly and futile to me – but recently, I’ve been finding that the ability to stay positive and see the good in everything is a really powerful concept. And so I begin 2013 not with a list of resolutions, but with a single one: never stop seeking out the little goods life has to offer. Whether you see life as a journey or a puzzle or a roller-coaster, it’s going to have its ups and downs. But no matter what life throws at me, I’m always going to have my family, friends, Stella, and good food – starting with banana bread and pandan gelato on a frosty New Year’s Day with Stella and my mom. And I’m good with that.