You may wonder after the year we have just experienced why I would pick that title? The pandemic has given the world a pause, and ideally, a pause in which we have learned what is truly important to us and our communities—love and compassion not just for our own species but for all the creatures with whom we share this earth. There has been an explosion of innovations throughout this year as we adapted to a new global reality. The courage and care of our front-line workers have been extraordinary, especially our health care workers. I dare to dream that we will build back better, to a cleaner, more sustainable prosperity where no-one is left behind in our wonderful country.
May your holidays be safe and peaceful for you and all those you love—family, friends, colleagues and animal companions.