I hope you had a great Christmas or Hanukkah and, if you had time to spend with your extended family, that you had a wonderful time or, if such occasions are not uniformly a source of joy, that you, nevertheless, found reasons to be happy and grateful.
This year has been unusually challenging for me, so I suppose I am in the company of some others who are glad to see it over and anxious and enthusiastic about starting a New Year. It’s silly that we put so much emphasis on the calendar, but the symbolism of starting anew is powerful. I know I intend to make good on my oft-stated platitude that “the best is yet to come.”
In this week’s commentaries I’ve tried to put much of my wisdom about reflection and resolutions to be better and enjoy life more. I hope you find value in them.
So let me close out the year with my sincerest good wishes that 2013 will be your best year yet.
Best and warmest wishes,
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