See you next year!

That fun and often chosen phrase one hears, during the last two weeks of December. It is kind of fun to mention “see you next year” to a friend or family member and see them triggered to second guess your farewell. Naturally “next year” is but weeks or days ahead. On this chilly December 31st next year it is but hours away.

Neil Pasricha points to this saying as one of those awesome moments of New Year’s Eve when people shout out this greeting, hours or moments before the clock strikes midnight.

Perhaps tomorrow seems like just another day. Perhaps tomorrow seems like it is just a continuation of what has already taken place this week. Perhaps tomorrow is no different that what was yesterday. Perhaps the new year means little beyond a change in the calendar.

I would like to think that tomorrow is actually day one of a new year.  A new year with greater possibility. A new year that could be one of greater joy. A new year that could be one of greater peace. A new year that could be one of greater healthfulness. A new year that could bring more happiness and harmony. A new year that could bring a breakthrough in health research. A new year that could bring the family together on more occasions. A new year that could bring greater charitable efforts and goodwill to our communities. A new year that can just be better than the past year, in whatever way we decide to make that change for the better.

As I look forward to seeing you next year, I look forward to what the new year might bring to the realm of possibility. As I often say, “our day is as good as we choose to make it”. May the new year be one of great possibility and opportunity for you and yours by making those choices that will make it so.

See you next year!

@fergdevins