Happy New Day

As today approached, I was feeling conflicted. It’s the first day of a new year: a time for new beginnings, new plans, and new goals. January 1 comes with the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to put the old year behind me.

I don’t want to give this day that power and I don’t want to give it that burden. I want it to  be just another day. That way, it’s no more important than every other day that I wake up. Every day holds the possibility of a fresh start and a chance to put the day before behind me. Why dedicate just one day to it?

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities
no doubt have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with
your old nonsense.

This day is all that is
good and fair.
It is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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