New Year

A Quote by Lucille Clifton on renewal, growth, new beginnings, birthdays, and new year

i am running into a new year
and the old years blow back
like a wind
that i catch in my hair
like strong fingers like
all my old promises and
it will be hard to let go
of what i said to myself
about myself
when i was sixteen and
twenty-six and thirty-six
even thirty-six but
i am running into a new year
and i beg what i love and
i leave to forgive me

Lucille Clifton (1936 -)

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 29

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on new year

A poor man celebrates the New Year once a year.  A rich man celebrates each day.  But the richest man celebrates every moment.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Source: Celebrating Silence

Contributed by: Devi

A Quote by Jim Collins on questions, new year, resoltuion, business, passion, work, and flow

The start of the New Year is a perfect time to start a stop doing list and to make this the cornerstone of your New Year resolutions, be it for your company, your family or yourself. It also is a perfect time to clarify your three circles, mirroring at a personal level the three questions...

1) What are you deeply passionate about?
2) What are you are genetically encoded for -- what activities do you feel just "made to do"?
3) What makes economic sense -- what can you make a living at?

Those fortunate enough to find or create a practical intersection of the three circles have the basis for a great work life.

Jim Collins

Source: Jim Collins: Best New Year's Resolution? A 'stop doing' list:

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on war, vice, peacem neighbor, new year, better, ethic, and moral

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Mr. on new year, resolutions, revolutions, and new revolutions

New revolutions can begin with new year's resolutions.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on children, christmas, happiness, peace, play, wishes, new year, fairies, and good will

Christmas-Greetings [From a Fairy to a Child]

Lady, dear, if Fairies may
  For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
  'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say -
  Gentle children' whom we love -
Long ago on Christmas Day,
  Came a message from above.

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
  They remember it again -
Echo still the joyful sound
  "Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Yet the hearts must childlike be
  Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
  All the year is Christmas-tide.

Thus, forgetting tricks and play
  For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
  Merry Christmas, glad New Year!

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, preface (Christmas 1867)

Contributed by: Zaady

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