What does one say at the end of a year such as 2020?

In previous years reference has often been made to an annus horribilis. But for some reason not even those words can adequately express the long, tiresome, and confusing year we have all endured.

This year has indeed been filled with low-lights and at times it was difficult finding a glimmer of hope among all the bad news.

But if you take the time to sit back, relax and reflect on our tenacity as a species, our will to live, our scientists and medical staff working miracles to help those in need, and our sheer determination to see this pandemic through, you will come to realise that there is indeed hope.

When we look at the new year stretching out before us, let our hopes, not our hurts, shape our future. Let us all realise that there are so many things to still be thankful for.

Let us celebrate hope, as it is this one small thing that allows us to see the light despite all the darkness.

From The Village NEWS team we wish all our readers a prosperous and healthy festive season. We look forward to keeping on bringing you the good news every week in 2021. It is our sincere hope that you and your loved ones will be safe, healthy and happy in the coming year.

This is our last edition for 2020 and we will be back on the shelves on 6 January 2021.

For those of you who want to stay abreast of the latest happenings, be sure to follow The Village NEWS and The Village Explorer on Facebook. Also bookmark www.thevillagenews.com as we will bring you continuous coverage of all the news and happenings in our region. For those who want to follow the Dakar Rally, visit Floyd on Cars on our website and on Facebook and search for The Village NEWS on YouTube to follow all the video action from this epic race.

We bid you good-bye and good luck for now. May you all remain hopeful – we are indeed addicted to hope.

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