As I have posted before, New Year's Eve rivals Christmas Eve for me with anticipation and excitement and a feeling of good will . . . I realized tonight as I got sleepy and napped in the recliner most of the evening that maybe it's the "idea" of New Year's Eve that I love the most . . . the thoughts of a clean slate and a second chance and a clean new page to fill with great memories. I enjoy "wrapping up" the old year both at home and at work . . . straightening, cleaning, and organizing the home after Christmas and finishing the last projects at work and making a fresh to do list for January 2.
Last year I declared to do no resolutions but to do a list of things to focus on . . . I chose 7 I think it was and really that was too many areas to really zero in on and make big changes. This year I am sticking with the "focus" idea . . . but my areas are limited to . . .
Awww stayed tuned until tomorrow or the day after possibly as I work on that post :) Three areas that I need and want to work on . . . can you guess?
How did you celebrate the New Year's eve? and want to share your plans for 2015?
Happy New Year - - - And I'll leave you with these thoughts . . .
A wise person once said....
OK, so you probably have heard that before. But it does seem appropriate as we move from one year to another to look at some good thoughts and well wishes on this most renewing of holidays. So here you go:
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."
"To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can't explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can't coach."
"People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas."
"The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective."
Gilbert K. Chesterton
"Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you are forced to."
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions."
"Let our New Years resolution be this, we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."
"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an
invincible host against difficulties."