I wish you happiness, health, and a very prosperous year. Reflecting back, last year was very difficult to absorb. It was a year of many challenges on our communities, our culture, and the very fabric of our core. But here we are, embracing the new year with courage and a vision of a much better place, and in my heart of hearts, I truly believe that in order to attain it, it starts in all of us. As the late Michael Jackson once said, “I’m starting with the man in the mirror” 

Always remain positive and optimistic, because that is the fuel, which powers the engine. Fill your heart with love, because it bridges the pathway. Moreover, most importantly always, always be honest to yourself and with others. 

Let us approach 2021 with big dreams and courage. 

Happy New Year !

Narina Akopova