Me and my small team at You ID Me wish each and every one of our customers a very happy new year ahead.
I'm purposely not going to make this message long or fill it with 'ra ra'; there's quite enough of that around. It might just be me but I can't quite bring myself to 'chime' with it at the moment.
I'm writing this at 08:50 on New Years Day and it's clear that across the UK 'the situation' remains very challenging for many of you; our customers and members, with tier 4 restrictions in place in many areas of the country.
However nor will I allow pessimism to mar this New Year wish to you. If hope is anything then it isn't simply 'potential'; it's a forward-thinking force; it's kinetic; movement; energy.
So when I say Happy New Year I sincerely wish for that positive energy for you and for your loved ones and I wish for it to be long-lasting; to be abundant in all areas of your life - your health, your happiness, your relationships, your career, your finances. Let it permeate every area!
Now whilst all that may come across as somewhat philosophical, that's okay. The start of the year is a great time to be philosophical isn't it?
So I'll keep it brief and add three quick thoughts: -
"Hope walks through the fire. Faith leaps over it." - Author unknown.
"This is not a full stop, this is a comma [...]" - Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Britain's first black female bishop.
And one of my personal favorites that I've 'stolen' from Abraham Lincoln and selfishly adapted to my own personal circumstances many times over the years... You can fill in the last word 'blank ' of President Lincoln's quote below to suit yourself. I'm sure he'd be fine with that! Btw in the original the last word was 'country' which may still be apt.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty. And we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new we must think anew. And act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves. And then we shall save our ___________."
Happy New Year for 2021 and beyond.
Take care and thank you for reading.
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