It is now the first day of 2012, January 1st. Another year full of possibility and new beginning! A clean slate as they say.
I looked up on Webster’s web site the definitions for the three words that make up this celebratory phrase that we say at the beginning of each year. Here is what I found:
- Happy — characterized by well-being and contentment
- New — a beginning
- Year — 365 days (or 366 this year) required for one revolution of the earth around the sun
When we say this to a friend or family member, we are in essence wishing them a contented new trip around the sun. Pretty cool, isn’t it? I do like this tradition of wishing well to others. And honestly wish the best for them!
And 2012 is a leap year! This year we have another day to enjoy. The friends of mine born on February 29 will actually have their birthday on the calendar! How great is that? And, how weird to think your birth date is only on the calendar once every four years?
I hope and pray that we can enjoy each day and live life to the fullest. My friend Dawn included a great quote this morning in her post that I had to borrow. It sums up the sentiment of this new year so well for me.
I don’t really want more time; I just want enough time.
Time to breathe deep and time to see real and time to laugh long, time to give You glory and rest deep and sing joy…
I just want time to do my one life well. —-Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
Wow, time to laugh, breathe deep and laugh long (which I love to do), and to do my one life well! I wonder if we can do that. I am sure going to try!!!