The New Year

11 Quotes to Make the New Year Twelve Months of Magic

My dear bookworms, if you’re like me, you may have a love/hate (mostly love, not exactly hate) relationship with the coming of the New Year. There’s this invisible pressure on yourself to do everything you want to do or think you should do. But it’s easy to get stuck in a rut thinking it’ll be another same old year. I am a culprit of this, but does that make it right? Heck no! This is our year.


I’ve got a real good feeling about the next twelve months. It’s time to step out of our comfort zone and find the magic in every passing moment. Read a hundred books, read one book and fall in love with it over and over. Shoot, why not write a book? If my own cheese ball rant isn’t enough, here are 11 quotes to inspire you to make this a special year. I’ve found light in all of them, and I hope you do too.


1. Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…
― Alfred Tennyson


2. 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
3. I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.


Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.


So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.


Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it.


Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
― Neil Gaiman
4. May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.
― D. Simone
5. As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
― Criss Jami
6. 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
7. Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.
― Richelle E. Goodrich
8. No brooding over old worries, let’s start a new series.
Forget about all the negativities, think of new possibilities.
Here to conquering a new frontier, that’s all I wish in the upcoming new year.
― Shon Mehta, Modern Parables
9. The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.
― Josiyah Martin
10. Let’s start a new slate, let’s look for the rainbow in every cloud and let’s be more humane and selfless, let us become more philanthropic- that’s my wish for the New Year.
― Charmaine J. Forde
11. There is nothing magical about the flip of the calendar, but it represents a clean break, a new hope, and a blank canvas.
― Jason Soroski




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