Most of us have planned these two days carefully for our pleasure. But not so the friend I visited today in the hospital. Tests, personal care, monitoring, medicine, all for his benefit, but clearly he’s not in charge of his New Year’s Eve plans this year. He is, however, in charge of his attitude, and he knows it. If having a positive attitude was the only criteria for dismissal, he’d be on his way home or off to a party. In fact, he’d never have ended up in the hospital in the first place.
So here’s a toast to my friend in the hospital, and to those around the globe who are not in charge of their New Year’s plans.