Happy Thursday, friends! It is the last day of 2015. Two-Thousand and Fifteen years. Wow. That number is mind blowing. That is 735,475 days.

I am truly blessed to have contact and interaction with each and every one of you. Whether it only be on social media or seeing you in “real” life, I am thankful that I am able to share with you all, my daily thoughts and nonsense. It something that I very much enjoy, and I hope you do too!

Hamilton Wright Mabie (American Editor from 1800) wrote, “New Year’s Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.” … and he was right. This night is special.

Another year soon starts and with it, new hopes and aspirations – a faint desire that sprouts in every human heart that speaks of happiness, prosperity and the glimmer of hope for all the goodness to come.

The year past may have shown as a dark stain of blood on the cheek of the world, in regard to the current state of affairs, with stories of war, great loss and tragedy and utter failures on many levels of humanity, never ceasing to seize the world’s attention.

But the excitement of a new year brings with it great hope and anticipation of a better, brighter future. This is one-real-moment that will touch the very fabrics of every human emotion that entails not only hope, but a reason to keep smiling and living life as we know it, in spite of how we know it.

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties”.– Helen Keller

To all those we’ve lost this year, and to those that have gone before them … we will strive to carry on and make the world all that you ever dreamt it could be.

I’ll leave you with the immortal words of the world-wide anthem for the New Year:
Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold,
that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
On Old long syne.
God Bless and Happy New Year!

With all my love for the Happiest of New Year’s …