HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!
2009 was one hell of a year. We had to endure tragedies of tremendous proportions, withstand the continuing effects of a global financial meltdown, and bear the loss of far too many people we loved and held so close to our hearts. Indeed, it was in many ways a trial by fire for us, not only as a nation but the world as well.
Now that 2009 can only be spoken of in the past tense, we step into a new year and a new decade with hope for better days to come. We can never be certain of what 2010 will bring, but we greet it with glee and optimism, ready to take on the challenges it is sure to throw our way and raring to seize the opportunities it will hopefully offer.
Friends, please accept my sincere wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Thank you for keeping me company during the journey that was 2009, and here’s to a deantastic ride ahead.