This, of course, will deepen our wisdom and affect our compassion
in the workplace, in our families, in our nation, and world.
For the city of Costa Mesa, my hope is that it stays small. I love
the entrepreneurial spirit and the amazing production that comes out
of the small enterprises on the Westside, and have enjoyed walking in
that area, just appreciating what so many people are up to during the
I also hope that the "Old Costa Mesa" residential areas are kept
for a while longer.
For humanity as a whole, I hope that this year we realize more
deeply that we truly are a global family and that we find more
skillful ways to care for one another.
For my part, I intend to stay quiet and be hopeful. This year may
be a very good year.
THE REV. CAROL AGUILAR
Zen Center of Orange County