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New Year's Wishes


Yet another new year is upon us. As each January sneaks up on me, I marvel at how quickly the previous year has passed. I think about the many events of the year – smiling at the good, grimacing (and sometimes obsessing) over the bad. It is usually the things I didn’t manage to do well in the last 12 months that lead me to my New Year’s resolutions.

Like most people, New Year’s resolutions are a slippery slope for me. I can only recall ever keeping one. Most years, I have abandoned my goals before the snow ever melts. So this year, I’m not making resolutions; I’m making New Year’s wishes.

This year, I wish for

• the wherewithal to take a breath and think before I speak

• ample opportunities to laugh until my belly and cheeks hurt

• the ability to lighten up and go with the flow

• a pair of pants that fit just right

• the courage to sometimes say “No” even if it may inconvenience someone

• more confidence in everything I do

• the gift to see a situation through a loved one’s eyes

• calmness

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope all of your wishes – no matter how big or little they may be – come true!


What are your New Year’s wishes? Better yet, do you have a plan to stay on track beyond March?


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