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Really sorry--I have had to remove this post as it will soon appear in a book. Making it available online would have been very unfair to my publisher who has placed so much trust in me. I hope you enjoy the other posts as much as you enjoyed this one. A heartfelt thanks for your support and understanding.Thanks for continuing to read what I write.

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  1. What you said is absolutely right. I will really try to follow.
    Thanks for the wishes.
    Very Happy New Year :-)

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  2. Here, here Preeti :)
    Happy New Year and, even though I don't like resolutions, your list makes a great set to keep in mind.

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  3. Another awesome post, as only you can write, my friend. All good advice!

    Have a Happy New Year!

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  4. Now this is something I will follow. In fact, its going to be a pleasure! Laughing aloud will all my heart, without a care about who is around, is something I always do :P
    Have a great year :-*

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  5. Happy New Year!

    You're not just a mother of two.

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  6. Hey...agree with every word you put in the post.... Have a very happy new year too!!!!!

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  7. hey...loved this...
    happy 2008, preeti :)

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  8. Karthik: Happy new year to you too!Glad you liked my list!

    Mr.Fab: Happy new year my friend.Happy to see you here!

    Shru: Same to you my friend--I think we have provided each other today's dose!

    Ritu: Wishing you the same!

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  9. Thinking aloud: happy happy new year--am sure it was great for you.

    TS :I'm still surprised when people take the title of my blog literally.It was actulally a private joke.Had written about it here

    I loved your list of the best of 2007.

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  10. Happy New Year :)

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  11. Once I recovered from your opening paragraph I found your list quite enlightening!

    1. No problem - do it all the time
    2. Now remind me how you do it
    3. I have grandchidren - do they count?
    4. No time for them!
    5. I love you!
    6. I'm wobbling with laughter!
    7. I need a big pleasure now and again!

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  12. Excellent ideas for staying young and living a good life. I wish you a very Happy New Year.

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  13. I'll follow!
    :)
    Thanks and have a great and safe year ahead.

    Love and huggs

    Adi

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  14. tht does it...iam gonna die!

    :)

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  15. amazing 7 point list, but ws a little skeptical when i read the first part...
    pt1 - I do it very often
    pt2 - will try to get a partner this year :)
    pt3 - do that a lot - in fact, when ever i can, with kids next door or kids @ park. i LOVE playing with kids.

    pt4 - i do :)
    pt5 - yet to find some one :)
    pt6 - very much i am :)
    pt7 - yeah, i do make it a point in my life.. and you know waht, i recently started planting flower plants @ my home :)

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  16. Happy New Year Preeti!
    I hope you have the best 2008. Looking forward to another fun year of blogging adventures with you.
    xo
    Gillian

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  17. What a fabulous post! These are such basic things which we tend to forget in our day to day lives!

    Wishing the very best to you and your near and dear ones too!

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  18. Hey P, thanks for the post, i was really not in a good frame of mind today, the post lifted my mood and yeah, its not worth cribbing abt things, its about living. Thanks, hugs.

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  19. No one could have said it any better! :D Happy New Year Preeti!

    Vidya

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  20. I can't believe i've not read your blog since last year!!!!! I suggest you post this every year...it's the most wonderful way to look the way we do things....thank you for this..Happy New Year!

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  21. This post has given me a lot to read and think and dwell...and all when my brains were on a partying excursion....it was fun and great...

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    I actually thought I had left a comment the last time I read it...( now I know I was just imagining it) oops!!!

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  22. Wish you and your family a wonderful new year filled with God's richest blessings!

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  23. Wish you and your family a wonderful new year filled with God's richest blessings!

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  24. Wish you and your family a wonderful new year filled with God's richest blessings!

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  25. Quite neat.. nicely said. It has been a while that we msged. Perhaps there should have been another point there : Say hi to people whom you know often :-)

    Hava good new years.

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  26. Vik: Shall make amends! But hey--the same applies to you too!

    Shirin:Thank you--Reciprocating the same.

    Prats: Heh heh! I can see that you have had a GREAT time.Happy new year.

    Niall: :-)Luckily we have written to each other since last year ;-)

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  27. Misti: Gald it helped.Hugs!!

    NM:Thanks!!Wish you the same!

    Gillian:Same here! Wishing you a great year.

    xh: :-) You can say "i love you" to the ones you really love! Nice to know wabout the plants.

    Vidya:Same to you my friend--and thank you!

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  28. Tys: LOL. You are hilarious!

    Adi:here's wishing you the same!

    Nessa: :-) Wishing you a great year too.

    Keith: Heh heh..I love you too.;-)

    Chitra:Happy happy new year.

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  29. great post!! really makes us think and has some valuable points too :)

    Love the way you write, so i guess will visit frequently :)

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  30. Cool Post. Have a fantastic 2008!

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  31. wow... such a wonderful post. i try to do most of these things as much as i can. Life is for living and too often we just dont LIVE it :)
    Cool Blog.
    i know I will be coming back :)

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  32. Hi,
    I am Hari from chennai. This is your first post I read. Cud resonate a lot with what you have conveyed here. Only later I read your blog profile and found you too are a Sagittarian.

    No wonder that resonance happened. Your post makes a great reading.

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  33. Oh, I laughed heartedly at the 'sperm' and the 'perfect body' jokes! LOL
    Great post, thanks!

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