Happy New Year!

“A new year is a nursling, a babe of time, a prophecy and promise clad in white raiment, kissed – and encumbered with greetings – redolent with grief and gratitude.”  Mary Baker Eddy

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland

“The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.” George William Curtis

“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.”  John Burroughs

“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.”  Oprah Winfrey

“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

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.”  G. K. Chesternut

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” Charles F. Kettering

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.”  Benjamin Franklin

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”  Edith Lovejoy Pierce

“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.”  Ellen Goodman

“Time past and time present, both, may pain us, but time improved eloquent in God’s praise.”  Mary Baker Eddy


Kate is interested in blogging about health, spirituality, Christian Science, science, the importance of prayer and religion.  She is a Christian Science practitioner and the media, legislative and public contact for Christian Science in the state of Maryland.  She and her husband enjoy hiking, especially with Callie, a Blue Heeler, and riding motorcycles.  

All quotations except the two by Mary Baker Eddy were found at: http://quotations.about.com/od/newyeargreetings/a/New-Year-Quotes-Inspirational.htm

Top photo by Nasos3 uploaded from flickr.com

Fireworks photo by James Marvin Phelps uploaded from flickr.com