Saturday, January 1, 2011

new beginnings....

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While my first thought is to say ‘Happy New Year!’ the rational true part says, ‘Have a year that is full of whatever you desire it to be!’


Any day we rise and greet the moment could be the first day of a New Year; the beginning of 365 consecutive days and counting rather than the result of the page turning on the calendar and adding a one to the designated year.

Those are my thoughts but in having a discussion with my husband he brought a varying idea to the table, which I had to consider and actually agree. He indicated that people need to grasp onto the idea that beginning a new year such as 2010 to 2011 also brings with it renewed hopes, dreams and optimism especially for those who are suffering, down-trodden and/or lost. They need to hold on to something tangible that brings with it transformed faith or altered assurance that the next year will be an improved spirit and more gentle on the soul.

So if this is your outlook for a new beginning, bless you and may you achieve all you hope for and desire.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~   Carl Bard






37 comments:

Ami said...

Love that quote. It says everything. :)

Amin said...

New beginnings ----yes,beautiful words....

Out on the prairie said...

Love your thoughts, it brings hope to many who haven't found that path to follow. On a recent radio program they said leave something for the begger, don't judge what they are going to do with it, just help someone in need.Making your life go good also involves helping others do the same.We often forget about more than just ourselves.

texwisgirl said...

I DO think of that brand new calendar page as something full of hope and dreams, each day to be filled with new memories.

And I really liked that quote...

JennyD said...

Absolutely true. It's the same as "Today is the first day of your life". Never give up and always look forward and learn from the past. Even the hardships are blessings in disguise in the long run, or the big picture, whichever you prefer as a viewpoint.
xoxoxo

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Christmas is slowly disappearing and looking forward to new things as we all must focus on now... I do believe we bring ourself contentiment with our attitude and things we allow our selves to enjoy outside of money... Of course you must have a peaceful home to find it also .... Thanks for all your lovely comments and may we share many more in the coming months... Blessings...

Oklahoma Granny said...

The quote at the end of your post is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it.

Kim said...

Both views are interesting. I tend to lean towards the turning of the calendar for a new start.
I love the quote.

Julie Musil said...

Each January is a new beginning, but so is each day! I love the idea that each day begins with new possibilities.

Happy new year to you and your family!

Ginny said...

Every day is a brand new beginning, a chance for hope. Wishing you hope always, joy and peace.

Mildred said...

Love the quote Tracy. Happy New Year.

Canyon Girl said...

Thanks for sharing those thoughts and that great quote. May you have a wonderful year. -- Inger

Bossy Betty said...

Wonderful quote. Something to remember--even mid-year!

Arkansas Patti said...

I so agree with your husband and Mr. Bard.
Some just need the hope for a better path.

SquirrelQueen said...

While it is just the tick of a clock and the turn of a calendar page I have to agree with your husband. Many people need a set date to use as a marker in their lives, a time for their new beginning.

We have the power to make a new beginning anytime we like, it's all up to us. I really like that quote.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Tracy, Yes----when we change years, or months, or even days--we do have a chance for a new beginning.. We can put away the old baggage and start anew... I love your quote by Carl Bard....

The word which people need to have is HOPE... If we have HOPE, we can go far.... Happy New Year, my Tarheel Friend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Travelin'Oma said...

I love the idea that we can change things up and start over. It's like putting away the Christmas decorations—everything looks simple and fresh. Good post!

Daisy said...

I think I do associate the new year with new beginnings and a chance to start over and maybe get it right this time around (or at least do better with things than last year).

Wishing you a happy new year, Tracy. :-)

Patty Ann said...

And that quote at the end is one of my absolute favorites. I love the fact that any of us, at any time, can change the ending or our own stories. Life is good like that!!

Sandra said...

Very thoughtful ways of looking at it. Personally I'm always happy for the past year and always expect nothing but the best for the new year.

Pat Tillett said...

A very thought provoking post!
We all have control...
Here's to a happy and comfortable 2011 for us all!

Joanna said...

Great post, Tracy. Very thought provoking.

I love the start of a New Year, fresh and hopeful. Although you can't leave behind the past year and less-than-happy experiences, you can draw a line underneath them, take a deep breath, and start off anew.

Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2011.

x

Nancy said...

Great quote -- and it sums up how I feel about being or trying something new. Don't wait -- today is as good a day as any to change things up a bit! :)

Jules said...

How about we combine both your views, "Hope is possible in the New Year." :)

A very heart felt New Year to you and yours.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Rural Rambler said...

Thank Heavens for the truth in that quote Tracy. I am so thankful that each day I can start out new because some days I just don't get it right :) I'm learning. I love the learning part!

Mamma has spoken said...

The only good thing (or could be bad thing) about the new year is the health insurance changes and/or I now have to meet a new deductable. As you can tell, I never got into the whole craze of it being a new year....

Linda Reeder said...

Great post. Very contemplative.

Elen Susan said...

Thanks for your new year wishes. Wishing you also a happy and blessed new year. The 365 days go like a super fast train. I still feel like it is 2010.

The Words Crafter said...

A very sobering reminder and how right your husband is. People without hope need a year filled with tangible breakthroughs.....I need to write that down and keep it in my prayers....

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Wow, what a beautiful New Year message and I wish it back to you and yours.

Stay warm!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love new beginnings and you've written a beautiful post! Happy New Year! ♥

Catherine said...

New Years is always a good time to start fresh. Anything is possible with the right attitude I think! :)

xo Catherine

KathyA said...

Very true how important it is to have a physical end to a bad time.
That reminds me of one of my favorite quotes that resonates hope: "For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be, what is once well done is done forever." (Thoreau)

God Whispers said...

Wonderful Tracy, thank you for sharing. Blessings.

MedaM said...

Beautiful post for the new beginning! Thank you! :-)

Dawn said...

Oh how I love that quote! Thanks for these thoughts!!!

Jenny said...

That quote is particularly moving to me today. Facing many life changes with a younger daughter. I am writing this down and holding it in my pocket for a few days.

So glad I found this post.

Thank you.