I once read that the Satmarer Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum said that, before every Rosh Hashana, we should not only hope for a great new year but, first of all, thank G – d for the outgoing year.
Many people only concentrate on the new year but what about the “old” one? We should also be grateful for the year which is about to end.
Speaking about myself, I had a great year. Everything was fine and I am healthy. The only negative thing happening to me that my cat died about a month ago.