Another year is here and it surely promises to be an exciting one. It is an iconic year, a year that marks the beginning of another century. For some this means anticipation, for others great expectations and others even anxiety or fear. What will you make of this year? Will 2020 be your best year yet?
The last fireworks have puffed up in smoke. Street sweepers are gathering the leftovers of empty champagne bottles, broken glass, and firecrackers. Like fleeting shadows, those who partied a bit too much are slowly making their way home with long and tired faces. Another new year's celebration has come and gone. We made it once again: it's a new year! Another year for change and new opportunities. What will this year be for you?
I consider Christmas the best time of the year. Apart from the beautiful Christmas decorations and the sudden peace and calmness that seems to fill the air, it is a reminder that the old is passing away and something new is ahead. Many people share my excitement, yet there are others that dread this time of the year. Many have developed the habit of saying "Oh dear, I can't wait for this year to be over. This year was one of the worst!"