There are only a few days until the New Year. I would like to bid a fond farewell to the year 2016 with its unforgettable and important experiences in both my personal and professional life. In my journey through the year I have met many wonderful people who have made an impression on me and given me new ideas. I am filled with the deepest gratitude for a peaceful year without loss or injury to me or those near and dear to me.

For the coming year I wish for the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage and confidence to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. There is no patent recipe for how to face a challenge. Each of us has to design our own life and go forth to actively meet whatever comes. You may never know what results come from your actions but if you do nothing, there will be no result. I hope the New Year will be another chapter filled with pages of great experiences and successes, written in the ink of hard work and wisdom.

A new year means new hope, new perspectives, new thoughts, and new ways to achieve your goals. With this in mind, I wish you all a very happy, healthy and successful 2017.