For 2009, I offer you two Irish blessings:
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And may the rains fall soft upon your fields.
May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.
May your blessings of 2009 far exceed those of 2008.