Thoughts and wishes for me and those dear to my heart around this time of year were different than now. I always knew a year can change you so much. It just never occurred me that, at one point, it will make such an impact. This 2016 will linger on my soul like some sickness, but still I have that tiny flicker of hope that 2017 will bring something good. Small things turn out to matter the most in the end. My message to my friends who are not around me on this night is to love each other. Their families and friends. To encourage each other, help this world become a better place in which we can continue to live along with future generations, but never forget what this, now fleeting year, has taught you. Happy New 2017.