As the clock struck midnight, among fireworks, sirens and champagne toasts, one year slipped away and an untainted new year was greeted with a resounding cheer. Probably no one year, other than during the depression, had the world so looked forward to putting a single year behind us, as was the case with 2011. A year of record breaking floods, droughts, fires, heat, cold and tornadoes; loss of innovators, entertainers, and people of influence, both good and bad. Protests like the USA had not seen since Vietnam. World economies teetered on collapse. A planet fraught with uncertainty and disillusionment optimistically celebrated what we hope to be a new era of possibilities and opportunities.
My sincere wish is that you will be surrounded by awesome friends and family, filled with loads of laughter and memorable new adventures as you move into each and every day.
Happy 2012 planet Earth!