It has been suggested that we make 2014 an amazing year. What if we just make it an amusing year? Or a slightly better than average year? Or what if we save energy and resources by recycling an old year that was still otherwise pretty okay but with a dash of coolness? Like 1969.
The new year is starting out pretty cold though! Had the Martians invaded today, they'd have turned around and gone back home where it was warmer. A more serious take than mine is at http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2014/01/it-was-colder-in-canada-than-on-mars.html .
Happy New Year!