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

To­mor­row is the beginning of a new year, na­ture doesn’t rec­og­nize it, and the world still goes spin­ning mer­rily along.

In spite of this we rec­og­nize Jan. 1 as a time to be­gin anew, to try to for­get the un­pleas­ant hap­pen­ings of a year past.

We cel­e­brate its ar­rival with great joy and ex­cite­ment. It truly gives us a chance to start again, to im­prove on our for­tunes and to live a bet­ter life.

Un­for­tu­nately, many of the dreams and goals we will set for this next year will not hap­pen for a myr­iad of rea­sons.

That re­ally doesn’t mat­ter, be­cause the com­ing of NewYear’s Day ev­ery year gives us the op­por­tu­nity to be­come some­thing bet­ter than what we have been, and that in it­self is a re­as­sur­ing bless­ing.

Our staff here at The Cov­ing­ton News and Cov­News.com prays you and your fam­ily have a pros­per­ous and pro­duc­tive New Year in 2009. To­gether we can con­tinue to work on mak­ing our com­mu­nity the safe and pro­duc­tive place we wish it to be.

We wel­come ed­i­to­rial car­toons and let­ters to the ed­i­tor. All let­ters must be signed, in­clude a tele­phone num­ber for con­fir­ma­tion and must be 350 words or less. • Mail: Ed­i­tor, The Cov­ing­ton News, P.O. Box 1249, Cov­ing­ton, GA, 30015 • In per­son: 1166 Usher St. • Fax: (770) 786-6451 • E-mail: news@cov­news.com

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