May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastroenterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber, and the Internal Revenue Service.
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 fin d a parking space.
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 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, your best friend but not to your secretary, your nurse, your masseuse, your hairdresser, or your tennis instructor.
And may the Messiah come this year, and if he does not, may we live as if he has, 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.
From my house to yours, may I wish you only the best for the coming year, a year that gives you happiness and health, love and kindness to all whose paths you cross.
L'shana tova, Happy New Year,