|Hereís to the year|
thatís almost past its expiration date - 2010.
We all had some surprises, didnít we?
Some good, some distressing.
Letís use everything we got from our experiences,
everything we learned,
to enrich the new year.
Hereís to the new year, 2011,
a gift we havenít opened yet.
May its bright, shiny package
contain even more than we hope for.
And even while weíre delighting in new treasures,
letís appreciate fully what we already have -
the blessings we take for granted.
Make a list, and check it twice.
And hereís to all you wonderful people
(wave glass around to encompass the whole group)
who are putting up with my toast;
I hope in the new year
you see yourselves the way I see you:
intelligent, interesting, and likable.
(Raise glass) To 2011:
May it give a whole new meaning
to the phrase, "the good life."