An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~Hal Borland
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. ~Henry Ward Beecher
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
I think it is possibility in what we can accomplish that keeps us going when it seems tough. At least it is for me. I spent a lot of time reading blogs this morning, reading about people’s successes last year because they believed they could accomplish something great. And they did. Instead of goals this year I am doing a dream board, what experiences do I want to have in 2008? The experiences that a college student has, the experiences of travel, creative experiences, peaceful experiences. Enjoy the day off today.
Happy New Year’s Eve.
The Writing Nag