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Happy New You 2013

Perhaps we should change “I wish you a happy new year” to “I wish you a happy new you.” If the new year brings good things, but we are not ready to receive them or do not have the capacity to notice, then these good things … are not. By the same token, if the new year brings days and days of low-hanging clouds and nothing much that is wondrous, but we have the ability to discover endless little things that make us smile – nuances of light at dawn and dusk, for instance, or the subtle wonders of everyday interactions, then the good things constitute a state rather than an occurrence. If each morning I bring my new enthusiasm, my new hope, insight, openness, and kindness to this old world, then every new year will have a good share of happiness, which I will be glad to receive – and gladly will contribute to.