How will history view the past decade?
In my holiday greeting, this year, I chose the phrase: "I hope that you are grateful for the things that are great in your life, that you choose what you can use from the things weren't great … and that you invest those lessons in your future."
We can learn from history, so we don't have to repeat it (unless we choose to).
For Your New Year, Here is an Old Irish Blessing.
Here's to the bright New Year,
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here's to the things that are yet to come,
And to the memories that we hold.
May God be with you and bless you.
May the best of this year be the worst of the next.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness.
From this day forward …
Happy New Year!