Today is the last day of the year and like years past, it flew by. I am sure by now my friends on the other side of the world have already brought in the new year either with prayer, fireworks, parties, or hatsumode.
Most look forward to the new year full of hope and expectations. It is a time let go of past troubles. Start fresh with a blank slate. Some will make a new year’s resolution. A good number of people will break those resolutions. Others will not even bother.
For me, this year will be different. This is the first time that I cannot look towards the new year full of hope and I cannot start fresh. Sounds pessimistic and forlorn. Instead I look to 2016 to be more or less the same as any other year. Continue reading