New year and renewed hope


Sir, – We bid goodbye to one year and welcome in a new one. No matter how bad we feel a year has gone for us, the eternal optimist in us looks forward to possibly a new beginning and better times ahead. It is this quirk of the psyche that brings us through difficult times. If we didn’t have this in us, we would all capitulate at the slightest setback we encountered along the way. To everyone who has struggled in 2018, whatever the circumstances, I wish them happiness for the year ahead. We know not what joys await us in 2019. – Yours, etc,