As we welcome the year 2009, I have no resolutions but a few sweet aspirations:
That I will be more generous with my talents, my money ... and my spirit of hope.
That I will seek joy.
That I will share a smile with more frequency.
That I will be more helpful to my family and friends.
That I will bridle my tongue when it comes to gossip.
That I will unleash my tongue when it comes to praise and appreciation.
And so, as we say goodbye to 2008 and all it held, I wish you many sweet aspirations for 2009.
Happy New Year!