Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular traditions at all… and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset accepted calendar year 2012, but without due respect for the calendars of choice of others, and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual orientation of the wished.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:

This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for him/herself or others and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a per of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

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Et voilà. C’est un peu mon running gag à moi chaque année depuis trois ou quatre ans.

Quoi qu’il en soit, profitez bien des fêtes de fin d’année, essayez de lâcher un peu prise et de vous mettre offline pour avoir un peu de “quality time” avec vos proches et celles et ceux que vous aimez. Be happy et bon courage pour la reprise en 2012, une année qui promet d’être… comment dire ? Disons “pleine de challenges” pour rester positif !