Wednesday, December 28, 2005

2006 -- Some Modest Proposals

To be honest, I never keep my New Year's resolutions. But am I going to let that keep me from proposing resolutions for all of us? Not a bit!

Vote. Every chance you get.

Leave a little more space between your car and the one in front of you.

We are surrounded by idiots. Learn to deal with it without raising your blood pressure.

Turn off the vacuum cleaner, or the computer, or the TV, or the iPod. Sit outside on the grass and watch the sun set. It will do you good.

If you aren't healthy, get there. If you are, get healthier. A new influenza pandemic IS coming. The only questions are: when? and how bad? The government will not be ready to help us, and the medical establishment won't be able to. There will not be enough hospital beds, there will not be enough respirators, there will not be enough medicines or enough doctors & nurses to administer them. We are on our own.

Watch more baseball.

If you can't take the vacation of your dreams this year, start planning it. You never know. A year ago, I never would have believed I'd have tickets to Ireland.

Be nice to someone who doesn't deserve it.

And then refrain from congratulating yourself.

Every single day, do something you truly love. Even if it's only for five minutes.

Plant something. We need more oxygen.

Learn something new.

Tell someone you love them.

Mean it.

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