"I am a part of humanity, I am not exempt from the suffering. But I also know that light enters the darkness and overcomes it. I know that on the other side of sadness is joy. I know that the suffering is not for naught. I know that Easter comes."
This time of year represents a season of forgiveness and rebirth, starting new and fresh and a time of hope. I don't think it really matters what your religious background or beliefs are. This time of year has a meaning of starting fresh and having faith and being grateful for another year to try again, and to do it better than the last.