Happiness and sorrow have to be experienced in the worldly life as they are inevitable like the sunset and sunrise. You think the new year will give better experiences. It is not correct. It is the mind that is responsible for pleasure and pain. If your mind is good, you will find everything good. Without God's Grace, living itself will be impossible for mankind. Even the troubles you may experience are the gifts of the Divine. You are embodiments of the Divine which is nothing but bliss. While being so, is it not a folly on your part to say that you are suffering from pain and grieve over this?
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba