It’s already Christmas time and a perfect moment for me to send you these short but true wishes. Over the past two years I have been more than busy finishing my coursework and preparing for two difficult comprehensive exams qualifying me for the final step in my studying career -- dissertation. Now
that I’ve accomplished this goal – literally days ago – and after all this long period of silence for which I apologize, I can now send you this short message with my sincere wishes for you and yours.
I hope that this holiday and next year will bring us all many moments to be happy, smile, and enjoy life. Whatever you decide to do in 2005 – travel, buy a new house and/or car, change your job, open a new blank page of your life, etc. – may luck accompany you and, as Paulo Coelho wrote, “if you really wish to
achieve something, the whole universe will conspire to help you reach the goal.”