As we look back at the year, let’s not look back in anger,
neither should we look back in defeat.
Instead look back with gratitude.
Be thankful for the afflictions, for they have made your heart stronger.
Be thankful for the betrayals, for they have made your eyes brighter.
Be thankful for the struggles, for they have made your will tougher.
Be thankful for all of life’s insights for they have made your mind free-er.
For a phoenix cannot rise up from the flames without first being burned to the ground.
So let’s retrospect with thanks and prospect with hope for 2014 !