After all the "Happy New Years" I have offered up, it just dawned on me - I don't know if this will be a happy new year or not. Happiness is temporary and based on favorable circumstances. I can't imagine, sorry J. L. an entire year of favorable circumstances.
So I amend my greeting - In all things may it be a joyful and peaceful New Year since God has made peace with us and given us a joy that is beyond description which no man can take.
To all my family and friends whom I love dearly, "Joyful New Year" to you this first day of January, 2016.