10 Cheers to the New Year
December 30, 2014 § Leave a comment
First cheer is for the American soldiers –
The heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice
and the living heroes who are steadfast to their duty.
Second cheer is for the new parents —
The young mothers who taste the bitterness and sweetness of motherhood
and the young fathers who are willing to share their burdens.
Third cheer is for the students —
The bright ones who lead by achievement
and the diligent ones who lead by example.
Fourth cheer is for the entrepreneurs.
Your creative minds and bold visions move us forward.
Never lose your dreams.
Fifth cheer is for the volunteers.
Your unrivaled dedication and passion help change the world.
Don’t let your flames of compassion die.
Sixth cheer is for police officers and firefighters —
Those who diligently maintain the peace
and those who protect us from fiery destruction.
Seventh cheer is for doctors and health care workers.
Your healing touch saves countless lives and brings hope to humanity.
Eighth cheer is for the entertainers —
The actors who bring joys and tears to their audience
and the singers who provide food for the soul.
Ninth cheer is for those who are in love or will be in love.
May your love blossom and bloom.
Tenth cheer is for the rest of us —
Young and old, tall and short, lonely and popular, realists and dreamers.
May the New Year bring many more cheers.