A few serious and some fun wishes for Christmas.
I wish us to be a country and society that can resolve differences in a civilized and non-partisan way.
I wish Alabama to win the national championship.
I wish our leaders to become exactly that, leaders.
I wish all our social and economic problems be solved with the best interest of the entire society taken into account.
I wish my family and friends a healthy and happy holiday season and the same for the year ahead.
I wish to be a better person in the coming year.
I wish every person to pull his or her own weight and not depend on someone else to provide for them.
I wish every person to have gainful employment.
I wish every person to want gainful employment.
I wish our local leaders to be better in the coming year.
I wish to be a better putter in the coming year.
I wish to be a better husband and parent in the coming year.
I wish all our kids listen to my advice.
I wish masks to become a thing of only 2020.
I wish the New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl this season.
I wish Auburn loses every game in the coming year starting with their bowl game.
I wish my friend Beau straightens out his slice.
I wish all my Cherokee Rose friends have a year full of “brown.”
I wish to spend more quality time with my wife.
I wish to spend more quality time with our kids and their families.
I wish for Democrats and Republicans to remember we are all on the same team.
I wish for Democrats and Republicans to remember America is the team.
I wish for less trash to be seen on our highways and roads.
I wish for all voices to be heard I wish for all voices heard that the voices are reasonable, intelligent and responsible.
I wish for our country to regain its global prominence but take care of America first.
I wish for all Washington politicians to leave office with the same net worth as they entered.
I wish for term limits for all politicians, local, state and national.
I wish for all my work family to enjoy their holiday.
I wish for all my decisions to be the right ones at both work and at home. I wish for all people to adopt a charity and provide support in some fashion.
I wish for a sense of peace among all people. I wish for all the people not wanting that peace to have their minds and hearts changed. I wish a 15-year old me could talk and listen to 61- year old me. I wish a 61-year old me could feel like 15-year old me.
I wish I could grow grass under the big oak in my front yard.
I wish we could have all of our dogs forever.
I wish our foreign presence around the world was always appreciated.
I wish our foreign presence around the world was always wanted. I wish our foreign presence around the world wasn’t needed.
I wish I didn’t have a fear of heights, not that it’s so high, but that I want to jump.
I wish I was a better dancer.
I wish cleaning my office at home wasn’t such pain in the butt.
I wish my wife didn’t constantly remind me to clean my office. I wish a toast to all our medical and first responders for their hard work this past year.
I wish 2020 becomes a blur in our rear view mirror soon.
I wish if you see me you say “Hey!”
Dee McLelland is Publisher of the Coastal Courier and Bryan County News.