We should be happy that 2009 is done now. It's been a difficult year for the average Joe anywhere on the planet and the beginning of the Greater Depression.
If I had one realistic wish to make for 2010, it would go to the people of Iran, where I hope a second revolution is going to happen in 2010. When speaking to friends/colleagues/experts 6 months ago, nobody believed it could happen, so I used it as a contrarian indicator to figure out that odds where actually leaning toward us seeing it happen rather soon.
Best wishes to all my readers for 2010!