As we strived, toiled, and soldiered through,
This year that left some of us breathless,
Let us greet our worries and pains adieu,
And may your holidays be warm and precious.

When the chime of the new year tinkles our ears,
And animate the machinery of our lives again,
Let us greet the year with courage and cheers,
And may your new year be abundant and remain.

– by Seamus Phan