But how do we wish one another all of these wonderful hopes and aspirations after reading the morning newspaper, turning on the radio, or flipping on the TV?
We have to live in hope, and individually and collectively work to make ours a better and saner world.
There is little we can do against the negativity in our world.
how we treat, behave and reach out to one another - that is entirely up to us!
We may not be able to give a hug to each person we meet, but we can certainly strive to be civil and pleasant to one another.
We must learn to be tolerant and respectful towards one another, regardless of one's faith, color of skin, or national origin.
If enough of us do the above, hopefully it will become contagious in a most positive way for others to do the same.
It definitely is worth a try!