happy new year(to those of us who begin our new year on january 1st. to everyone else who begins their new year elsewhere…happy january 1st).
i hope that your year begins happy, is primarily characterized by happiness, and ultimately ends happy.
‘happy’ is a simple word, but i’m a simple person.
i hope that you recognize that happiness comes from, in my experience:
a-being in the company of good people whom you care about and who care about you.
c-being able to express yourself through your work.
d-being able to appreciate right now, without being plagued by worry over what may or may not happen in the future.
e-being able to put things in perspective, and being able to recognize that most problems can be overcome, and most day-to-day catastrophes have a way of ultimately being seen as un-catastrophic.
so, if i were your grandmother, i’d say: ‘spend time with people you care about, eat well and get some exercise, do good work, and don’t worry so much. and have a happy new year.’
and even though i’m not your grandmother i hope that the sentiments expressed here are still relatively valid…
happy new year,
p.s-if you’re hungover don’t be too hard on yourself. everyone’s hungover on new years day(well, everyone except me. i’m boring). drink lots of liquids and sleep as much as you can. those are the only sure fire cures for a hangover.