Happy New January!
How could we wish somebody a happy new year when it is only about to start? I wished for a happy 2011 and we all know how terrible it was. Who’s to say that 2012 will be any better?
For such a small statement, “Happy New Year!” is a huge forecast of the next 365 days of our lives. I propose we chop it up into shorter bite-sized “Happy Month!” statements so that if it the first month goes well, we can say, “Happy February!” and so on. Then when we know things are about to go bad, we stop saying it. At least that way, the happy-31-day guarantee becomes slightly more reliable up until its expiration.
Happy new January everyone!