Despite the challenges it's been a great year for our community. Thank you for your contribution.
After a challenging year I expect most people are looking forward to a bit of a break and spend some time with friends and family.
Unfortunately that won't be happening for many, as travel plans suffer under the weight of spineless politicians and authoritarian bureaucrats.
Those decisions are impacting my own family. One of my children has been refused entry into his home state after a year away at university because of arbitrary decisions of unelected bureaucrats over vaccine mandates.
Of course the vaxx is statistically a much greater risk to a young man's health than catching COVID but that inconvenient truth is lost on the insanity that has gripped our nation.
I only wish I knew how or when this craziness will end.
That would require a capitulation and backflip by our politicians, accompanied by a massive propaganda push through the media.
It's possible, maybe even likely, but who knows when it will commence.
So rather than worry about what we cannot control, best to count the blessings we have and think about how we can make things better in 2022.
Like so many, I make resolutions every year and I've actually kept a few this year.
My Spanish language skills are less primitive, my guitar plays some tunes that are identifiable by others and I've been disciplined in my exercise regime. I've even finished my second year with absolutely zero consumption of soft-drinks!
But now, as we face a new year, it's time to think about what is really important.
That means 2022 has to be the year to get well, wise and wealthy.
Without personal and familial health we have nothing. Without wisdom we cannot appreciate our blessings and without wealth we are subject to the whims of others.
But let's face it, talk is cheap and easy while making meaningful change is much tougher.
Only a quarter of people stick to their goals for more than a month and less than ten percent actually achieve what they set out to do.
My mission in 2022 is to help Confidential members be part of that elite group who achieve their goals.
Our community has come such a long way in only 18 months. We've had thousands of comments from our community members, friendships have been built and amazing ideas developed.
I am pleased to say that the best is yet to come. 2022 will be a massive year for the Confidential community with new services and platforms to entertain and inform.
So, in my final missive for the year, I want to say thank you to everyone who has been involved.
Our Premium Members make it possible to share the common sense message with tens of thousands of email readers every week. Without them there is no Confidential website or Weekly Dose of Common Sense.
Our readers carry the message to their communities and share it with those who need to hear it. For that I am so grateful.
But no matter how much we do, there is still much more to be done and in 2022 we'll be upping the ante to do even more to restore common sense.
I hope you'll continue to be part of it and no matter if you become a Premium Member or continue as a free weekly subscriber, it's great to have you with us.
May the joy of Christmas be with you and your families and every best wish for the new year.
Let's make it the best one ever!
Thought for the Day
"Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values."
Thomas S. Monson