The new year is upon us. All of us were in a very festive mood and Happy New Year greetings are too numerous to mention. The whole Christmas season is a great time. Universally, it is probably the one time of year that most of us are on the same wave length—love abounds!  That is, we accept each other regardless of our faults.

Why is that? Giving this a lot of thought, I believe the great 13th Century Persian philosopher and poet Sa’adi expresses why in the following verse:

All Adam’s race are members of one frame
Since all, at first, from the same essence came.
When by hard fortune one limb is oppressed,
the other one members lose their wanted rest:
If thou feel’st not for others’ misery,
A son of Adam is no name for thee.

Yes , we all are connected both in good times and bad times.

Happy New Year!