May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your
cardiologist, your gastro-enterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, 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 together with your beloved family
and cherished friends, ushering 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 and 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 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 virtues.
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, and your parents. 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 your heart.