Here's my wishes for you - Happy Holidays!
May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist,
your cardio-logist, your gastro-enterologist, your
urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your
psychiatrist, your plumber, and the I.R.S.
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 place.
May Friday evening, December 31, find you together
with your beloved family and cherished friends, bring
in the New Year. 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 Third Millennium of the Common
Era, and realize that we still have 240 years until
the dawn of the Sixth Millennium of the Jewish
calendar 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 miracle of
reducing taxes and balancing budgets happen.
May you be awe struck by God's sense of humor as you
wrestle with 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 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, your child, your parent; but not
to your secretary, your nurse, your masseuse, your
hairdresser or your tennis instructor.
And may we live in a world at peace and the awareness
of God's love in every sunset, every flower's
unfolding petals, every baby's smile, every lover's
kiss, and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous
beat of our heart.
"A mind is like a parachute; it only functions when it is open." Sir Lewis Dewar