Happy New Year!
I think I am not alone in welcoming a new year, as 2011 was often turbulent and filled with many global highs and lows. 2011 was, as People Magazine proclaimed, the year of "The Protestor." The Arab Spring was the watershed event that gave way to the Occupy Movement. The global community rejoiced when the Egyptian people's voices were finally heard. However, we learned that the price of freedom is high.
The new year, however, brings with it possibility, hope, and maybe the change we've all been waiting for. I am hopeful and vigilant.
May you all find peace and happiness in 2012.