This is the best time of the year to make a wish. Or wishes, for that matter. Every new year is a fresh start, a blank page, a reset button, a huge challenge, a good moment to stop and think. Mind you, I’m not thinking of miracles, of out of the blue blessings, but of private decisions, simple resolutions, things we can do to bring more happiness and health into our lives. Not only that. The world as such needs more empathy. We should all be more sympathetic, more sensitive, more aware of our fellow beings’ needs. We are all closely connected in this global village, now more than ever, and therefore should get involved and voice our feelings regarding foreign affairs and climate crisis. We are all citizens of the Planet Earth, and are responsible for its wellbeing. It’s never too late to turn over a new leaf. Cheers!

Buenos Aires Times, December 30, 2023