Now, if you were called upon to propose a toast, or to say a prayer, you should have a few ready for the occasion - any occasion.
May you have ……
enough happiness to keep you sweet;
enough trials to keep you strong;
enough sorrow to keep you human;
enough hope to keep you happy;
enough failure to keep you humble;
enough success to keep you eager;
enough friends to give you comfort;
enough wealth to meet your needs;
enough determination to make each day a better day than yesterday.
enough faith and courage in yourself, your business, and your country to banish depression;
May the road rise to meet you;
May the wind be always at your back.
May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
May your brightest days have the shadow of definition and your darkest admit some light.
May our feast days be many and our fast days be few.
May the sunshine of hope dispel the clouds of calamity.
May we ever remember to err is human and to forgive divine.
May all your troubles during the coming year be as short-lived as your New Year’s resolutions.
May the sun light your path, may love surround you and may the light of inspiration always burn strong within you.