May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall;
and May your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white
blood count and your mortgage interest not rise.
May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist,
your gastro-endocrinologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your
podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber and the IRS.
May you find a way to travel from anywhere to anywhere in the rush hour in
less than an hour, and when you get there may you find a parking space.
May Friday evening, December 31, find you seated around the dinner table,
together with your beloved family and cherished friends, ushering in the New
Year ahead. You will find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost
much cheaper, and the pleasure much more fulfilling than anything else you
might ordinarily do that night.
May you wake up on January 1st, finding that the world has not come to an
end, the lights work, the water faucets flow, and the sky has not fallen.
May you go to the bank on Monday morning, January 3rd and find your account
is in order, your money is still there and any mistakes are in your favor.
May you ponder on January 4th; How did this ultramodern civilization of ours
manage to get itself traumatized by a possible slip of a blip on a chip made
out of sand.
May you have the strength to go through a year of presidential campaigning,
and May some of the promises made be kept.
May you believe at least half of what the candidates propose,
and May those elected fulfill at least half of what they promise, and the
miracle of reducing taxes and balancing budgets happen.
May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you
May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish dinner,
and May your check book and your budget balance, and may they include
generous amounts for charity.
May you remember to say "I love you" at least once a day to your spouse (or
your significant other), your child, your parent; but not to your secretary,
your nurse, your masseuse, your hairdresser or your tennis instructor.
May we live as intended, in a world at peace and the awareness of the beauty
in every sunset, every flower's unfolding petals, every baby's smile and
every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.
And, may you forward this on to someone that could use a smile and a laugh
to brighten their day.