Given on the Occasion of the Lunar New Year by His Excellency, President Kevin Baugh
16 February 2018 XLI
My Fellow Molossians, Greetings.
On the occasion of the lunar New Year it is customary to look back at the
past year and forward to the future. But Molossia is an optimistic nation,
we do not dwell as much on the past, but rather tend to look to the future.
That said, we are not ashamed about our past, instead we celebrate it.
Indeed, such is our celebration that events and activities are often
repeated from year to year. But each year we add something to these
recurring milestones and undertakings, a new spin, new players in the game
we call life. No matter the participants, each Molossian brings his or her
own passion to what we do and adds their uniqueness. And therein lies the
paradox. For we are all unique, we are all different, but ultimately we are
all Molossians. In our individuality we are nevertheless united. Each of
us is a puzzle piece, a part of a mosaic, perhaps appearing as a solitary
bit when viewed up close, but step back and voila! The mosaic becomes
visible, showing the whole of our nation, each of us making up that whole.
Nations are like that, individuals from many walks of life coming together
like threads making up a rope. Our strength comes from combining those
threads, adding those mosaic pieces together and making the world a better
place as a result. We cannot improve the world alone, we need each other to
make it happen. There are myriad opportunities in life - indeed in each day
- and we need but to reach out and seize them. The future is not for the
complacent, but it does also not require the aggressive. Rather the future
demands the creative, the interested, the willing and the eager. Do not shy
from this call, as it reaches out to all of us. Instead, answer it. Answer
it every day, asking yourself, what can I do to make myself better, my
family better, my country better. Do not rest on your accomplishments thus
far, they are great, no doubt, but they are not enough. They are never
enough. Each day is an opportunity, whether you can see it or not; take
hold of that opportunity and make it your own. Build on it and see where
you can take it and where it can take you. Do not simply hope, because
merely hoping can be an illusion of the future. No, do not hope, but act.
If there seems to be no way forward, find one anyway. And always keep
moving forward, following your dreams, setting and accomplishing your goals
and not taking no for an answer - especially from yourself. You control
your future and as you make your dreams come true, you do so not only for
yourself, you do it for others: your family, your friends, your community
and ultimately for our nation. Because our nation is a child of dreams, of
hopes made real and all of us are a part of that dream. Big or small, young
or old, each of us is a piece of the mosaic that is Molossia, the greatest
nation on earth with the greatest people on earth.