A Good Start
We spent New Year’s Eve in the middle of the ocean, watching fireworks and eating 12 pieces of grapes to represent the 12 months of the new year that symbolize how sweet we hope 2016 will be. And even if my husband preferred that our kids stay at home because they’re still toddlers and midnight is way past their bedtime, I insisted we should all be together. As they say, how you spend the first day of New Year is a sign of how the rest of your year is inclined to be. In our January issue, we feature Nanette Medved-Po on the cover, the woman and the brains behind Hope In A Bottle. There are many initiatives to choose from and support, but this one gives one hundred percent of its proceeds to the building of classrooms in the provinces. I personally think it’s such a noble cause for our country’s future. How else can we educate our youth if they don’t have proper classrooms to stay in, if there’s no sufficient infrastructure in place? Nanette’s initiative seems so simple and yet it is so effective, and it brings significant changes to many students’ lives.
It’s 2016. The new year has begun. I hope you all were able to do the little meaningful things you believe will do you and your loved ones good at the stroke of midnight. Besides, most of the time, even a little hope goes a long way.