Some light hearted fare for New Years reflection.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
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.
Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bile-less New Year and leave it at that.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!
Minnie L. Haskins
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown. And he replied: Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way.
Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.
Every new year people make resolutions to change aspects of themselves they believe are negative. A majority of people revert back to how they were before and feel like failures. This year I challenge you to a new resolution. I challenge you to just be yourself.
T. S. Eliot
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.