Happy New Year

“Where people of goodwill get together and transcend their differences for the common good, peaceful and just solutions can be found even for those problems which seem intractable.”

Nelson Mandela had those wise words to say and I’m hopeful they will ring true for this coming year. America’s new president will have a huge burden on his shoulders in trying to bring peace to troubled parts of our world. The public understands the importance of this historic time. So if politicians work toward self-interest rather than the common good, we’ll be rather short on patience. Let’s hope democrats and republicans have goodwill, as Mandela says, and work together for solutions to our seemingly intractable problems. Here’s a toast to a more peaceful 2009 !

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