This holiday season, what do you get for “the city that has everything?” If you were going to make a gift list for Sunny Isles Beach, it might feature some very special attributes like these:
• THE GIFT OF “PATIENCE” –
So what if Collins Avenue is backed up with traffic? If more people had the patience of a saint – like Nick – maybe there wouldn’t be as many horns blaring and road rage tempers flaring. But even the “jolly old soul” wouldn’t be smiling if someone stole the parking spot he’d been patiently waiting for while slow movers were loading umpteen packages, strollers and a few pets into a huge SUV that took forever to pull out!
• THE GIFT OF “GRACE” –
Can you imagine if the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department declared a “grace period” for giving out tickets so everyone who got pulled over between now and the New Year would be exempt from a citation? That would mean all those people who always run red lights, roll through stop signs, change lanes without looking, text message while eating a burger, and go at least 20 miles over or under the speed limit could continue on their merry way. But don’t worry – it’ll never happen. The Police Department has set a goal to give out a certain amount of tickets by January 1 – and incidentally, the number just happens to coincide with “2011!”
• THE GIFT OF “WILLPOWER” –
Very soon, people throughout Sunny Isles Beach will be making New Year’s resolutions – many based on the desire to lose weight. Wouldn’t it be great if the gift of willpower was bestowed upon the entire city so at restaurants all over town you’d hear a resounding “NO!” to the question, “Would anyone like some dessert?” Only problem is, up until the holidays are over, there will be so many temptations; even willpower might not help overpower cravings. But chin up! Even if you have a double chin, it’s never too late to deflate from an overloaded plate and reach your ideal weight!
• THE GIFT OF “UNITY” –
The old saying “every man for himself” is becoming an antiquated notion as municipalities like Sunny Isles Beach foster community unity promoted by city sponsored events like holiday celebrations, Sunny Serenade concerts, sports leagues and many more family-oriented activities. So since “we’re all in this together,” remember to be extra nice to your neighbors – but if you don’t feel like getting them all holiday presents that’s OK since the greatest gift everyone already shares is a Sunny Isles Beach address!