As 2009 slips into its final seconds, I am saddened by news that dear friends in faraway places are seriously ill, or have lost loved ones, or have themselves been welcomed home by God. Some of the news arrived over the past week as responses to Christmas cards I sent.
It hits home how finite are our years on this earth, and how very important is each moment with family and friends.
The second hand has now turned another hour, and a year and a decade have moved into history. I want to make the most of this special moment . . .
I wish you success in everything you do, and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.