Hope 2010 brings you happiness, prosperity and freedom.
Gordon Brown's gift to the people of the UK is for VAT to increase back up to 17.5%, along with an end to the Stamp Duty "holiday" (which is a tax on real property sales of between 0 and 4%).
Hopefully UK voters will remember this before 3 June when the election deadline is.
So may 2010 bring a year when people don't initiate violence against each other, when governments don't initiate force against their citizens and people use reason not faith, values not whims.
Most of all, it would be particularly welcome if people didn't bash, rape, torture or neglect children.
No, I'm not holding my breath in hope.