Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New
questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then
lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve
out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams
give birth to change.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.
The new year belongs to the man who claims it through faith in the promise of God…In Christ, you start with a clean slate, without a record; by His sacrifice you are absolved from all sin and failure.
Richard C. Halverson
A new year is a clean slate, a chance to suck in your breath, decide all is not lost, and give yourself another chance.
Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
Edith Lovejoy Pierce
The old year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The new year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Edward Payson Powell
And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done.
Rainer Maria Rilke
A New Year is here with a message for all,
A message of Hope, though the shadows may fall.
The skies will be brighter, the clouds will roll by
Somewhere out there where the road meets the sky.
Each night we die to the days before us and each morning we awake to new life and new opportunities. At the end of the year, we die to the old year and awake on January 1 to a blank slate upon which we can write our future hopes and dreams. May you awaken to hope, joy, and possibilities!