Mateja, there are many things to make the New Year wonderful. My resolution for the past few years has been, “Embrace the experience.” What an adventure and privilege it is, not only to greet a New Year but to greet a New Day. I think you’re on the right track when you say acting with less entitlement and more kindness. I love the Scripture passage in Luke that says “Live generously. Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior. Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them.” Isn’t that a great way to get over ourselves and greet the New Year as an exciting opportunity? Embracing the experience with joy and making an intentional effort to live generously in all its aspects will lead us away from despair and into hope.