Happy New Year, everybody!
Disclaimer: In wishing everybody a “Happy New Year”, the person making the wish (“Wisher”) is merely expressing an aspirational hope that the year ahead brings you some happiness however one may define happiness. The Wisher in no way warrants, guarantees, nor has a duty to ensure that all of the days of the New Year (“2015”), or most of the days of 2015, or even a substantial proportion of the days of 2015 will be happy days for you. Nor is the wisher implying that the year just past was mostly or even somewhat unhappy for you. Nor is the wisher suggesting that the year AFTER 2015 would be less happy. In fact, in wishing you “Happy New Year” the wisher is not implying that he has the power to make 2015 happy for you, or that if he had not wish you “Happy New Year”, you would not be happy.
You know what? Happy New Year? That’s up to you.
Instead, let me just say, I hope I have been a good friend to you in 2014, and I hope we had good times and made good memories last year. If not, apologies, and let’s make up for it in 2015.
A Complaint to the Universe
Every year on Dec 31st,
A silent complaint goes out to the universe
“Those 365 days that just went past
They went by just a little too fast!”
“So if you could just slow things down
Or better yet, bring things back around
If we could just start again from the first
I’m sure we could not do that much worse.”
As the universe listens to our complaint
And tho it realised its fault it ain’t
It grants us all a chance to cheer
365 new chances in a happy new year.