There is never a New Year that I don't recall these few lines. I don't know the author, but it obviously made some kind of an impression because I have remembered and quoted it since I was a young girl.
"Your future lies before you like a field of fallen snow. Be careful how you tread on it, for every mark will show."
May peace break into your home
And may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your coat become a magnet for $50 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline.
May laughter assault your lips.
May your clothes smell of success.
May happiness slap your face
and your tears be that of joy.
May the problems you had, forget your home address.
In simple words, may 2011 be the best year of your life.
Happy New year from me to you.