A New Year 01/03/2024


Greetings friends, family and voters, a new year is here whether we like it or not.  If you read the paper or watched the news recently you might think living in a cave in the wilderness without the joy of mass media is for you.  But wait, there were many things to be grateful for.  Seeing the joy on our children and grandchildren’s faces on Christmas morning was wonderful.  Giving gifts and, ok admit it, getting a few gifts was pretty cool.

What about that dinner we ate on Thanksgiving and Christmas?  Did people around the world get to do that?  And now that I think of it, all the meals we eat, the water we drink, the electricity we use, the furnace and air conditioner and the car we drive all make for a pretty good life.  And admit it, it’s easy to take all this for granted.

Let’s talk about health for a minute.  We are bombarded by commercials promoting the latest breakthrough for just about everything that makes us sick.  We make new year’s resolutions to go to the gym so we can be stronger, slimmer and live longer.  Is that all we can do for our health? I propose that the secret ingredient for optimum health and wellness is kindness. Kindness is a trait that can be learned by children when they see their parents being kind.  Regarding policy, we will make Kindness instruction mandatory in all educational institutions for grades 1 through 6.

As we look forward to a new administration, the Surprise Party will lead a Kindness Revolution!  We will encourage this concept by presenting public service announcements via TV, radio, Internet and billboards along our highways.  The real Donald and I still remember the commercial from our youth where the jingle reminded us not to be litter bugs. There was another awesome jingle reminding us all to buckle up for safety, buckle up! It stuck all these years for a reason, it worked!  Ways to be kind are limitless but here are a few examples to get you thinking about how to make this a better country;

Buy a supermarket voucher for someone struggling to feed their family.

Keep a bag of stuff for the homeless person with a sign.

Buy a cup of coffee for the next service man or woman standing in line at Starbucks.

Talk to an old person who lives alone.

Make dinner time family time, no cell phones or iPads allowed.  Ask everyone to read a chapter from whatever book comes to mind then discuss it as a family.

Ask your kids for input when looking for ways to be kind.

Donate old towels or blankets to an animal shelter.

Next time you encounter an especially good waiter or waitress, seek out the manager to complement them.

Return a shopping cart for an elderly person or someone in


As we head into the 2024 election cycle, keeping kindness in mind when watching the viciousness and hatred exemplified by the other candidates and their parties will convince anyone with a sense of decency that the Surprise Party is the only clear party to vote for.

So we leave you with our tribute to a Fabulous New Year. One that starts off with a loud fireworks display “https://youtu.be/mZUBjWvzXfk?si=z_527IVcFEguzmzq

Vote the Surprise Party in 2024


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