“New 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
“A happy new year! Grant that I may bring no tear to any eye when this new year in time shall end Let it be said I've played the friend, Have lived and loved and labored here, And made of it a happy year.
“For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
“As the old year retires and a new one is born, we commit into the hands of our creator the happenings of the past year and ask for direction and guidance in the new one. May he grant us his grace, his tranquility and His wisdom!
Peggy Toney Horton
“I made no resolutions for the new year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
“The year end brings no greater pleasure then the opportunity to express to you season's greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and new year be filled with joy.
“Another fresh new year is here another year to live! to banish worry, doubt, and fear, to love and laugh and give!
William Arthur Ward
“As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
“Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.
“Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.
“For me the end of the year is always a time to reflect and recharge my energies.
“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
“I've become fascinated by the idea that it's really achievable to make two or three small improvements in a week and by the end of the year, it's 150 improvements.
“Just read one book a month and at the end of they year you would be totally different but an impressive personality.
“Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.
“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.
“At the end of every day of every year, two things remain unshakable, our constancy of purpose and our continuous discontent with the immediate present.
“A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink your health, your wealth, your fortune for long years to come, and I hope for many more days in which we can gather like this.
“Maybe this year, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws, but looking for potential.
“Year's end, all corners of this floating world, swept.
“Dear world, I am excited to be alive in you, and I am thankful for another year.
“At the end of each year I make a list of my mistakes and it's pretty friggin long.
“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.
“Departure of a year welcomes so many new memories.
“Let us embrace the coming year with a living hope for everyday life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
“New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.
“Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them.