It’s that time of the year again to look back at our achievements over the past 12 months and gaze forward to a future rife with intriguing possibilities.

In this global climate of upheaval, it would be easy to give in to negativity and march, heads down, to the knell of doom and gloom.

But I say, take heart. Though thunderclouds loom overhead, the silver lining is as apparent now as it has ever been. I urge you, as both a business partner and (not too presumptuously, I hope) a friend, to embrace change and take the higher path, one filled with opportunities for creation and prosperity.

So let’s hold our heads up high, firm our footing and look forward to a year of everyday miracles and pleasant surprises.

The future is ours for the taking, and if there is any doubt at all in your heart that this is not just possible, but inevitable, then heed the words of the President-in-Waiting of the United States of America, Barack Obama; YES WE CAN.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Surprising 2009.

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