Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year To All!

It's been a crazy week indeed and the fun continues with us visiting in-laws again for the New Year`s eve. Apparently this is also my mother-in law`s birthday. I'm so grateful for family and connections that last a lifetime. If you have a happy family, you have happiness in a great measure. I also like the whole week off from work. Only the days were too short, and it will be far too long until I can enjoy that long vacation again. Sigh.

How was yourp 2012? Mine was full of ups and downs, as always in this life, but it has been a joyful year for me. I'm looking forward to 2013, and I have plans and hopes ... but I've really learned that there is no way to predict how it may turn out. There is such a fine balance between planning/preparation and waiting on the Lord to see how things will unfold.

I came across this poem that`s funny and true. And it is also my wish for all of you

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 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 BIR.

May you find a way to travel from anywhere to anywhere
during rush hour in less than an hour,
and when you get there may you find a parking space.

May December 31 find you seated around the dinner table,
together with your beloved family and cherished friends,
ushering in the New Year ahead.

You will find the food better, the environment quieter,
the cost much cheaper,
and the pleasure much more fulfilling than anything else
you might ordinarily do that night.

May you have the strength to go through a year
of electoral campaigning,
and may some of the promises made be kept.
May you believe at least half of what the candidates propose,
and may those elected fulfill at least half of what they promise,
and the miracle of reducing taxes and balancing budgets happen.

May what you see in the mirror delight you,
and what others see in you delight them.

May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls
until you finish dinner,
may your checkbook and your budget balance,
and may they include generous amounts for your church and charities.

May you remember to say “I love you” at least once a day to your spouse,
your child, and your parent(s).

You can also say it to your secretary, your nurse,
your butcher, your photographer, your masseuse,
your seamstress, your hairdresser or your tennis instructor,
but not with a “twinkle” in your eye.

May we live as God intended, in a world at peace with the awareness
of the beauty in every sunset,
every flower’s unfolding petals, every baby’s smile
and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.

May God bless you with happiness, great health,
peace, and much love during the next year
and all those that follow.

Now do you see what I mean? Who can ever beat this kind of New Year Greeting? Also, I want to thank Jon of JonDMur for taking the sweet time to make this!

Thanks, Sir Jon!


  1. Welcome ^_^ Happy Happy New Year sana mas maraming blessings na matangggap... Godbless to your family...

    Enjoy enjoy sa New year ^___^

  2. Hapi new year Arvin and Jon. Hope all OFWs like you stay strong and healthy and happy the whole 2013 and the years to come..

  3. happy new year! at happy birthday din sa in-laws mo ;-D