Through the decades we've had great years and years that were a little more challenging. I think it started when the kids were small and we were just starting our business. If someone wanted something and we couldn't swing it the promise was 'It will be better next year.' That little saying was stated often and eventually became our family motto.
Now, at our house instead of Happy New year we say 'next year will be better. The last year was great but it's our hope for an even better one in the coming twelve months.