What I prefer sharing is the New Year Wish. We attach so much hope and promise to a brand new calendar. It's fascinating human behavior when you think about it. So are most customs.
I've been writing New Year's Wishes since New Year's Eve 2009. Inspired by Neil Gaiman, these little sentences are my favorite things to write. Here they are from years past.
A New Year's Wish: May your 2010 be filled with opportunities for the sort of travel that makes you re-see yourself, people who love the real you, good blogs, quality scripted programming for TV that isn't prematurely cancelled, wisdom, cupcakes, cocktails, the wisdom to say no to both the cupcakes and the cocktails when needed. And I hope if any of this is photographed you look fabulous.
A New Year’s Wish For You: May your 2011 be filled with opportunity, absurdity, discovery, gastronomy, mixology, and the resiliency to handle it all.
A New Year’s Wish For You: May your 2012 be filled with surprising moments with strangers that reaffirm your faith in humanity, the sorts of challenges that reveal your inner moxie, and the courage to act out of character every once in a while. And if you have children, I hope that they pipe down. And if they don’t pipe down, I hope you have a sense of humor.
And this year's: