The chance to start anew

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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 (1904–1983)

Let us be­lieve in a long year that is given to us, new, un­touched, full of things that have never been. —Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

Hope smiles from the thresh­old of the year to come, Whis­per­ing “it will be hap­pier.” —Al­fred Ten­nyson (1809–1892)

We spend Jan­uary 1st 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 (b. 1941)

For last year’s words be­long to last year’s lan­guage And next year’s words await another voice. —T. S. Eliot (1888–1965)

The new year stands be­fore us, like a chap­ter in a book, wait­ing to be writ­ten. We can help write that story by set­ting goals. —Melody Beat­tie (b. 1948)

The ob­ject of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new back­bone, new ears, and new eyes. Un­less a man starts afresh about things, he will cer­tainly do noth­ing ef­fec­tive. —G. K. Ch­ester­ton (1874–1936)

Each new day is a blank page in the di­ary of your life. The se­cret of suc­cess is in turn­ing that di­ary into the best story you pos­si­bly can. —Dou­glas Pagels

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. —Oprah Win­frey (b. 1954)

No, this is not the be­gin­ning of a new chap­ter in my life; this is the be­gin­ning of a new book! That first book is al­ready closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just be­gun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beau­ti­ful one! —C. JoyBell C.

The chief beauty about time Is that you can­not waste it in ad­vance. The next year, the next day, the next

hour are ly­ing ready for you, As per­fect, as un­spoiled, As if you had never wasted or

mis­ap­plied A sin­gle mo­ment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf ev­ery

hour If you choose. —Arnold Ben­nett (1867–1931)

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