AMY KIRK: Wishing you a happy list of little stuff for the new yearMay your pants still fit after the holidays. -May your bathroom time not be disturbed. -May you get your good 9 by 13-inch cake pan back.
By: Amy Kirk, The Daily Republic
The New Year is upon us and I want to wish you more than the standard clichéd “Happy New Year” line. What I hope for you are things that are possible and realistic, and the kinds of wishes that you’d appreciate if they happened to you. There’s a little New Year’s wish for everyone.
• For starters, may your pants still fit after the holidays.
• May you always have a hankie handy when you need to blow your nose — especially when it begins to drip in public.
• May relatives and friends visit when you have time on your hands and could use some company, and stay away when you’re most busy.
• May you make it through the year without leaving your purse some place in public, at a friend’s or a relative’s who lives far away.
• May your bathroom time not be disturbed.
• May your clothes be free of food stains before you get to your destination.
• May the majority of arguments and decisions between you and your mate be miraculously agreed upon.
• When unexpected company arrives shortly before supper, may you think of something that’s quick and easy to fix. Or at least have meat thawed out.
• May you frequently find more rain in your rain gauge than you expected.
• May your keys, glasses, cell phone or shop tools always be right where you go to find them.
• May your bank or ag loans be small, paid off or not necessary this year.
• May three-fourths of the mud, dirt or dust stay outside instead of camping on your kitchen floor.
• May you open your wallet and find that you still have cash in there.
• In dealing with loved ones may you be blessed with a lot more patience than last year.
• May you get your good 9 by 13-inch cake pan back.
• May you find an item (or toy if you’re a child) you lost a long time ago and dearly missed AND find what you originally went to look for.
• May you get credit for your ideas and may you see them implemented.
• May your spouse correctly read your mind at least once or twice this year.
• May those questionable laundry stains come out unexpectedly clean.
• May your big projects get done sooner than anticipated.
• When he or she says, “I need your help for a sec,” may it really only be for a sec.
• May you be able to get to your destination without being harped on to stop and ask for directions.
• May you reveal some money when you could really use it.
• May you be able to get an undisturbed nap more often than last year.
• May the number of times you irritate your spouse be a great percentage less than normal in 2013.
• May the gates you meet open and shut with ease.
• May you know what you’re getting yourself into.
I have many more but these will get you off to a good start in the new year. They may be just little things but when you add them up they can make a big difference in one year’s time.