It is a New Year with new possibilities. I hope everyone has had a wonderful and peaceful new year, unless you were at a really good party of course.
I was hoping for a good fireworks display but that was over the river and I only got to see the flashes. Chinese New Year will be a better opportunity to get firework pictures. Looking over the past year there is so much to be thankful for, despite the things we see and hear about every day. We have our health, livelihoods, friends, and families and that is all that really matters in this life.
May all your new year’s resolutions be easier to keep and the coming year is better then the last. Let’s put 2007 and all its and past issues behind us and move forward with 2008. Let’s see the international space station grow, our nation begin to heal, world issues soften as sportsmanship distracts us from our petty conflicts. Let the Middle East begin to seek peace in earnest so all sides can get what they really need, the West out of their business, the region stable both politically and economically because we all know that if people are employed and can obtain the basic needs all humans need that there is little need to strap on a vest and die for someone else’s cause. Let’s hope we can shed our dependency on technology and focus more on personal relationships, with our friends, family, food, and environment. May our leaders stop fighting over silly budget issues and do what is in the best interest for the country over the next 10, 20, 40 years, not just the next 2 to 4 years. 2008 is a whole new year, let’s not waste it.