Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Ideas for a New Year

I'm not a fan of the word Resolution ... I think we all know that most people get all hopped up around the new year ... make so-called "Resolutions" only to give up on them by 'mid to late January. So, over time the word has almost become synonymous with "Broken Commitments."

While a brand New Year seems to be an ideal time to begin making changes ... we all know how challenging, if not downright difficult that is ... It's the extremely rare individual that can stay the course without inspiration and support. 

You must know by now that I love quotes ... So here's a list of inspiring ideas
I just found to accompany you on your journey through 2014 ...
A cat’s New Year dream is mostly a bird! Don’t be like a cat; in New Year Dream something that you have never dreamed! Target for new things.” - - Mehmet Murat ildan  
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
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year” - - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier'
- - Alfred Lord Tennyson

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.” - - Leo Tolstoy

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one” - - Brad Paisley  

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” - - Abraham Lincoln

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” - - Cavett Robert

Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year.” - - John R. Dallas Jr

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

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” - - T.S Eliot. 

List was compiled by Amanda Schiavo, a member of the Latin Times team.
Journal cover by artist Valerie Sjodin

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