What a strange, and surreal year it's been as it finally ends with an additional second as if we wanted to hang on to it longer.
After all the weird things that occurred, why not have some fun New Year's Eve as you kick 2016 right in the keesters. If you're going out, know that many cities are bolstering security, especially in the light of the most recent deadly truck attack in Berlin.
Adios, 再見, Goodbye to people of all backgrounds, creeds, and cultures who celebrate and honor the tradition of seeing off the past year and greeting 2017.
These shared customs serve to unite us within our own communities, as well as remind us of our collective humanity. The holidays are a time to share gifts of love, re-connect over savory meals, and revel in the joy of the season.
This year, it is especially important to pause and reflect on the universal themes of peace, hope, and love and let that message resonate louder than ever.
We come from many different cultures and religions but we are one community of humanity. We see our diversity as a strength, not a weakness. As such, we must look out for one another and extend a helping hand to our neighbors in need.
In this season, let us reflect on how we can best serve our communities and continue building a stronger, fairer universe for all.
Warm wishes and a prosperous 2017 from #CITY IMAGES, #NEWSHOOKS and #DOSEOFNEWS.