To readers, family and friends:
If I have offended any of you, in any way, shape, manner, or form, real or imagined, then I apologize and beg forgiveness. If I have done anything to hurt, demean, or otherwise injure you, I apologize and beg forgiveness. If I have done or said over the past year that has upset, or otherwise bothered you, I sincerely apologize, and will do my best to ensure it won't happen again.
If you have done something in the above categories, don't worry. I know it wasn't intentional, and I would accept any apology you would make.
(Explanation of the above: Monday evening marks the start of the Jewish Year 5766. Traditionally, during the ten days starting Monday evening, Jews examine their lives and see how they can do better. On Yom Kippur (starts the evening of October 3rd), Jews apologize to G-d for their misdeeds during the past year. However, for an action against another person, one must apologize to that person. Thus, the above apology. And hi...even though I'm not Jewish, or any other religion, I really like this idea. Because despite not being "religious" I am very big on New Year's traditions. So therefore I am adopting it...if it's okay for godless heathens to adopt religious ideals."
I wish all my readers a very happy, healthy, and meaningful new year. May you find in this year what you need to find in life.