A New Years wish for you

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 gynecologist, your plumber and the

IRS. 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 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 we relax about the future and realize that we still have a long long

time until we pass, by which time the computer is long since obsolete and

so are we.
May God give you 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 miracles of reducing taxes and

balancing budgets happen.
May you be awe struck by God’s sense of humor as you think about the

possibility that a professional wrestler could become president of the

United States. May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what

others see in you delight them. May someone love you enough to forgive

your faults, be blind to your blemishes, and tell the world about your

May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish

dinner, and may your checkbook 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, your child, your parents, your

friends; but not to your secretary, your nurse, your masseuse, your

hairdresser or your tennis instructor.