Here's to 2010 yielding new hopes for peace and prosperity for the whole world. Here's to optimism for the future and a relegation of pessimism and victimhood mentalities to the past. Here's to all of us cooperating to make the world a better place. Here's to leaders having the courage to stand up and do what's right for everyone, not just for themselves or their sects or their parties. Here's to an end of desperation, an end to ignorance, an end to the warped minds of fanatics convincing youth to blow themselves up in the name of some ideology. Here's to soldiers across the globe returning home to their families and friends and staying there. Here's to literacy, abundance of food, good health, and shelter for all.
With each new year comes the chance that maybe, just maybe, this is the year we'll get it right.