This is not the first New Year. Nor is it the last! Then why do we celebrate New Years as if the world is about to end? Does a New Year justify a celebration? For a cynic, a New Year is just another day. But for an optimist, the New Year heralds the birth of hope.
You can make your New Year special by doing something special on the last day of the year. Or for that matter, on the first day of the New Year. Don't wait for the turn of a year to do a good deed. You can do it today. Think of each day as a blank sheet, which you can color with your dreams and aspirations. Celebrate each day as the New Year.
So fill your heart with joy, as these New Year's quotes teach you to relish each day of your life.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.
Henry Ward Beecher
Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Claire Morgan,New Years Eve
[voice over] Some people swear there's no beauty left in the world, no magic. Then how do you explain the entire world coming together on one night to celebrate the hope of a new year?
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be.
What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
J.K. Rowling,Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot! Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
Charles Dickens,The Chimes
A new heart for a New Year, always!
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
People would cheer throw confetti and then go about breaking the resolutions they had made only moments before.
Matt and I have set a date. Matt and I will tie the knot New Year's Day in the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts. Reserve your hotel rooms now. I will be having a gay marriage.