“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
As the clock struck midnight, and 2023 turned into 2024… I was sleeping. Even though I missed the ball drop, fireworks and cheers, I did not miss the opportunity to be reflective about the year past and thoughtful toward the new year as a symbol of new beginnings and possibilities. (My intention for 2024 is to add beauty to my life.)
I think the essence of each new year is its symbolic nature – a blank canvas upon which we can paint the story of our future. It’s a time to leave behind the challenges and uncertainties of the past and embrace the opportunity to create positive change and make a meaningful impact in the future.
But it’s not just each new year that provides this opportunity. The new year celebration is a powerful, standout reminder that each day is a chance to start anew.
Each new day is a chance to forgive yourself and others for past mistakes. Each new day is a chance to move forward and build on past accomplishments. Most importantly, each new day is an opportunity to be our best self in the present moment – living in relationships with love, facing challenges with grace, and enjoying success with humility.
“Each new day is an opportunity to be our best self in the present moment.”
So Happy New Year! I hope each day brings with it new hope and adds beauty to your life.