Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Hymns #215
What are your expectations for the New Year? Are you going through a good time in your life? Are you going through trials? I believe we all do both, just in different ways.
I’d like to share some quotes, sayings, or proverbs that can be used to begin a new phase in our lives:
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months! ~Edward Payson Powell
Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. ~Author Unknown
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. - Chinese Proverb
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
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. ~Oscar Wilde
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~Benjamin Franklin
Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence. - Spanish Proverb
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ~Author Unknown
No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back. - Turkish Proverb
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"
We wish all of you a wonderful New Year. Best wishes from the Neighborhood!
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