To all our friends who have shared their laughter and tears with us,
To those who traveled distances near and far to share their time,
To those we broke bread with and exchanged stories,
To those we were fortunate enough to meet, and those we hope to meet one day,
To all those we call friends and consider family.
Whether you celebrate the Solstice with stories and sliced watermelons,
Eid with food and offerings,
or Christmas with gifts and music,
We hope your memories warm you all through the winter.
We hope 2008 is full of good health, good company and good fortune for you
and your loved ones,
With peace for the world, and peace of mind for all.