HM the King wishes everyone “to be happy and to progress in life”

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Thailand’s revered and beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great told his subjects that everyone shares the same New Year’s wish – to be happy and to progress in life.

His Majesty the King appeared on nationwide television last week to present his annual New Year message.  HM the King emphasized love, compassion and kindness for each other, and said, “We all wish for the country to be peaceful.”

His Majesty the King, shown here with his dogs, Tongdaeng on his left and Tongthae on his right - says we all have the same New Year’s wish - to be happy and to progress in life.His Majesty the King, shown here with his dogs, Tongdaeng on his left and Tongthae on his right – says we all have the same New Year’s wish – to be happy and to progress in life.

“I hope very much to see people achieve happiness in the New Year through giving,” he said, and that “People also should forgive and come to the aid of each other in their hour of need. People should treat each other with good faith and sincere and honest intentions.

“This is so that everyone can come together and, as a collective force, figure out how to create happiness, prosperity and security for themselves and the nation,” His Majesty said. “It is a goal everyone wishes to achieve.”