As is expected, there are those of us who will celebrate having achieved major milestones in our lives and there those that will have to contend with even greater setbacks. This is true for all spheres of our lives, whether it is in our personal lives or in our careers.
As we peek through the lens of the year that was, each of us will have mixed feelings about it, and with good reason. There are those of us who will be grateful for the new additions to our families while there are those of us who will mourn the loss of a loved one.
Going forward, there are those of us that will look at the coming year as an opportunity to conquer even greater frontiers. There are also those of us who will go into the new year worn out, tired in spirit and bearing doubts about the future and what it holds.
Be it as it may, and despite our current circumstances, we all have an opportunity to start afresh. Yes, there will be times when we are disappointed. Yes, there will be times when we will have to dig deep within ourselves just to get by. Yes, it will not be easy.
Yet we must try, if not for ourselves, at least for those close to us. We must try to be better people, to be better sons and daughters and to be better citizens. We must try, because if we don't, the alternatives are too grim and the burden too big to bear.
On behalf of my family, may I take this opportunity to wish you and your family Happy Holidays. I have no doubt that my struggles and my hopes are are somehow linked to the greater story and that our experiences are universal. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of this story.
Wishing you well,