If only my kids were as obsessed with Harry Potter as I am. I know my husband won't respond if I start writing to the characters! <<<< I will do this for any fictional person my kids write to. My husband will help.
Great New Year's idea: Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.