At the end of each year it’s common for people to look back at the year that passed, sometimes with joy, sometimes with sadness, and almost always with a degree of nostalgia. We have seen new life begin, we have seen life end. We have loved, we have lost, we have either been ill or seen illness to those close to us or close or to people we care about, we have earned and spent, believed and doubted, laughed and cried. Maybe one or more of our dreams have come true or maybe one or more of our dreams have been replaced with new dreams or no dreams at all. We have felt positive and we have felt negative. We have given joy and we have hurt people. We have found our belief in God strengthened or weakened, but hopefully never destroyed. We have created or enjoyed a creation which we have enjoyed and complimented, or not enjoyed and criticized. We have been outspoken and we have been silent, and we have shouted and whispered.
Chances are that when we look back at those generalities we can almost say that this year was like every other and will be like all the others we are blessed to still have ahead of us. What may have changed is our perspective and specific experiences or accomplishments. It is my hope and prayer that all of you have a perspective that allows your life to be a little more fulfilled than last year and not as fulfilled as this new one that is about to begin. May you be blessed with wisdom and understanding in the coming year so that every day is an opportunity for happiness and accomplishment.
To all of you who have taken the time to read what I write on here, buy the book “Jew Face” or both, I thank you for letting me into your lives and hopefully making some positive impact on your lives and your perspectives. Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2013.