I am doing a new thing.
We have moved out of the old year and into the new—a time of emancipation from the past and an embracing of the present.
It is, of course, artificial. Looking at a circle, you can’t know the point of its beginning or ending. Nor is there any rational reason to regard any specific day as the last or first in a year’s cycle.
Be that as it may, it is pleasant—and legitimate—to relegate the past to the past, let bygones be bygones, and look with happy anticipation to traveling a new stretch of road. Properly used, it’s an attitude that can carry us to better times.
I like to greet the first of January as a representative of new beginnings, fresh starts, and decisive resolutions.
Happy New Year