I love this time of year. Never mind the mistakes and the missed opportunities. It is time to put all of that behind you. It’s a new ball game, time for a fresh start, a time to make new resolutions and set new goals. It is good for the soul to start with a clean slate.
But especially, it is time for new hope. No matter how well or how poorly the past year has gone, we all hope for a better future. But, let’s face it, hoping for something isn’t always enough. If you want a better world around you, you have to do something about it. A good relationship with friends and family takes work. If you give your best and expect the best, most of the time you won’t be disappointed. A community needs nurturing too. Maybe you can’t serve in an official capacity, but you can be the best citizen and neighbor you can be. You may be the one who benefits most of all.
May your hopes and dreams come true.