New Year’s Eve (also known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on December 31. In many countries, New Year’s Eve is celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink, and watch or light fireworks. Some Christians attend a watch-night service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year’s Day, January 1.
“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic.
New Year’s Eve and Day is a time of reflection as well as celebration. Even though we can start new any time of the year, New Year’s has a magic feeling about it. It just seems easier to start fresh in the New Year.
Personally, I don’t make New Year’s Resolution, but I work on Intention Setting.
Sound interesting? Watch over the next weeks for more information on setting intentions for 2020.
I would like to share one final quote about the New Year:
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”
~ Helen Keller was an American author, political activist, lecturer, and the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.