Welcome to the World 2018!
Many of us spent yesterday reflecting on the past year...something worth doing if you ask me. And I think that we can all agree that 2017 had more than its share of tough times. But to those of you who are denouncing the last twelve months as the very worst of times (as I suspect that you are), let me remind you that our great nation has been though much much worse. We have weathered those storms as we will the ones that face us now. But let us strive to overcome our obstacles not with hatred, not with dismissive condescension, but with informed debate, reasonable negotiation, and creative solutions.
My wish is that we choose peace.
All the best in the New Year - we've got this,