"Happy New Year"
It trips off the tongue so easily, and yet for many it is not a happy time: something we can forget so easily.
Nonetheless, I wish you a Happy New Year. And if yours lacks hope - and I know how that feels - then I wish you hope: things can get better.
(The rest of this post took on a life of it's own. Read on for my thoughts on what may happen politically, and a prediction(!)