To the Editor:

Happy New Year! Now that 2017 has come to a close, we are leaving behind many lessons we have learned, and memories we have made.

We must begin our new year filled with kindness, love and, most of all, humility.

Set the deadline this year. Let’s start a new year in knowing how to appreciate our life.

Let’s clean up something in our life that’s a mess and stay connected as a family.

And then, there is a man whose life we celebrated a few days ago — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

He left a legacy of kindness, love, patience, unquestionable toward mankind.

We should all demonstrate his kindness.

Fran Smith

New Milford