Wishing Everyone Renewed Hope for the New Year

Another year, another resolution -- some are new, but most are old. Most of people's new year resolutions are made only just to be broken as the days of the year go by. But even so, if there is one thing good about this habit or tradition of making new year resolutions, it may be what as Arthur H. Sulzberger once said: "For eleven months and maybe about twenty days each year, we concentrate upon the shortcomings of others, but for a few days at the turn of new year we look at our own. It is a good habit."

Despite how bad the year 2011 may have ended for some of us, nevertheless let our faith always be steadfast in the Lord so that we will remain to be hopeful for His continual blessings and for good things to come in this new year 2012. In welcoming the new year, our attitude should be like going fishing with our friends. We cast our line into the water because we have the highest hope of catching something. This genuine hope is contagious and this is what gives all of us the excitement and enthusiasm to expect for positive things despite known and unknown odds.

So, here's wishing everyone a renewed hope for this new year 2012. May the grace of the Almighty remain to bless each and everyone of us always as we move ahead throughout the year and also through the many years that are yet to come.