In with the new ....

Here’s what got me through 2006.

1. Think positively. And if you can’t, truly, then just pretend. Amounts to the same thing. Magnets may attract their opposite, but when it comes to anxiety, negativity, optimism, joy, and all the rest, we attract the same.

2. The Golden Rule. And while you’re at it, help someone. The experience, even if you’re just helping a senior citizen take the food out of her shopping cart at the checkstand because she’s too short to reach all the way in, can be transformative. Makes you feel good, too.

3. "Starring Oscar winner" ... "starring Oscar nominee" ... No, wait. If I have to hear these words in another movie trailer, not to mention five movie trailers every time I see a film -- which is every weekend -- I may not make it through 2007 ...

4. This too shall pass. And while you’re waiting, get lots of exercise and sleep. But not tonight.

Happy New Year to all ...


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