Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Traditional New Year Toast

Tis a Scottish tradition:

Four gifts are offered to those who drop by to visit:
* Coal, to symbolize warmth;
* a black bun for healthy food;
* a bottle of Scotch whiskey for prosperity;
* and then some salt, to remind us that all the good things of life don't come without sadness.

Pouring each of my family & friends a shot of whiskey, raising my glass in toast:

At the sound of the tolling midnight bell
A brand new year will begin.
Let's raise our hopes in a confidant toast,
To the promise it ushers in.

May your battles be few, your pleasures many,
Your wishes and dreams fulfilled.
May your confidence stand in the face of loss
And give you the strength to rebuild.

May peace of heart fill all your days
May serenity grace your soul.
May tranquil moments bless your life
and keep your spirit whole.

Here's to the bright New Year
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold


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