Goodbye fair 2007, parting is such sweet sorrow. You were wonderfully kind to me and I wish you well as we all move forward into the New Year.
Hello 2008, I know you will be the best year of my life. Welcome!
--------- Alice ---------
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one.
~John Greenleaf Whittier
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.
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~John Burroughs
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.
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.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
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.