This was suppose to post automatically at midnight New Year's Day. Don't know what happened! But the sentiment is still the same!
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
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.
New Year's Day - Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...
Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
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."
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson