As we quietly celebrated another new year, 2021 started with wonderful exchanges of hugs (thankfully) and messages with family and friends, both in Australia and across the world. 

A simple scan of the messages confirmed to me that we really all want the same things:-

Health, happiness, hugs, family, time with loved ones and friends, to say goodbye to COVID19, peace in the world, serenity and love.

My word for 2021 is “hope”- an essential ingredient to living, I think.

I hope that we can all live together peacefully in this world, share its finite resources, put more effort into a circular economy and prepare a better world for the young and for their future. 

Mostly, I hope we can all focus a little more on the real things that matter in life:-

Good health, happiness, hugs, family, time with loved ones and friends, to say goodbye to COVID19, peace in the world, serenity and love.