As we approach the beginning of a New Year, I am reminded of the good deeds performed by anonymous people on my behalf during the last year. It reinforces for me the kindness and generosity of people who have taken the time and initiative to help me.

I only remember their deeds, not their names. They came into my life for a few minutes, helped me out of a jam and moved on to fulfill their own needs.

Just a few weeks ago I was riding my 4-wheel electric scooter from physical therapy anxious to get home for lunch.

About a half-mile from home my scooter died. It was fully charged but that didn’t stop it. Trying to alternately push the 175-lb machine and move forward when the power engaged briefly was a task.

From men and women at various points in the tedious journey, recognized my plight, stopped their cars and asked if they could help…and help they did.

It was a great gesture of needed assistance in a time of real need. The 12-minute trip took over 45 minutes but boy was I relieved and grateful.

It reminded me of a time a few years back when I moved into my current condo and the elderly couple I sold my condo to called to ask if I left some money in the desk I gave them with their unit.

Both episodes convinced me of how humanity exists in this overburdened world and how much we need to celebrate this humanity.

So let’s say a fond adieu to the joys and good feelings about 2019 and welcome the New Year with great expectation and humanity.

Happy New Year

H appiness depends upon your outlook on life. Find the good in all situations.
A ttitude is just as important as ability. Keep your attitude positive.
P assion, find yours this year! Do what you love and you will never work.
P ositive thoughts make everything easier. Stay focused and stay positive.
Y ou are unique, with special gifts, use them. Never forget you have talent.

N ew beginnings with a new year.
E nthusiasm, a true secret of success.
W ishes, may they turn into goals.

Y ears go by too quickly, enjoy them. Wisdom from your elders, listen.
E nergy, may you have lots of it. Take care of yourself.
A ppreciation of life, don’t take it for granted. Live each day.
R elax, take the time to relax in this coming year. Keep a balance in your life.



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  1. Donald Genovesi

    Art Glad it all worked out for you Best wishes for a happy and healthy New year Don

  2. gordon roberts

    And a Great Big Happy New Year to you also.

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