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Happy New Year

379px-Happy_New_Year_01I have an Inspirational Quote of the Day sent to my email every day. Yesterday’s was this one:

“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

I like that idea of starting the new year letting the past stays past. Hitting the reset button has great appeal.

I like this quotation, too:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”– Mark Twain

So this year, may we all start anew, free from the mistakes and weaknesses of the past. Let us dare to try new things, chase our dreams, and make all good things possible.

What are your thoughts for the new year?

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  1. I have a slightly different perspective. I want to look back only often enough to see how far I’ve come and forward enough to know I’m staying the course and cherish every moment. I can’t pretend the past didn’t happen. It did. I am where I am because of what happened in the past. Pretending otherwise is lying to myself. I promised myself I wouldn’t do that anymore. So, I’m endeavoring to embrace all of me, even the ugly parts. I’m loving your book!

    1. Not to forget the past, but to not let it rule the present, especially the mistakes a person has made. The dial is reset and you simply don’t repeat mistakes. A person also need not live as if the past is still happening to them. Because there were bad times in the past, they don’t need to happen again. If they happened to us as children, we’re no longer children, no longer as vulnerable as then.

      I love your message about embracing all of yourself, even the ugly parts. We are the sum of our experiences and sometimes our best improvements have occurred because of those ugly parts.

      I also love your message about cherishing every moment! Amen to that!!

      (Hope you continue to love the book!!)

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