We will open the book.
Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Every man should be born again on the first day of January.
Start with a fresh page.
Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary,
or let down one, according to circumstances;
but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more,
with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
~Henry Ward Beecher
Sam and I decided to start the new year off right by heading out for a 9:00 a.m. walk.
We may even take another one this afternoon.
No plans for the day, no rushing around.
Just a quiet, peaceful start to the year.