We had a fabulous New Year’s Eve last night (which I’ll fill you in on later) but I wanted to start you off with a New Year’s quote I liked. This one comes from Ben Franklin, who must have been a real hoot, dontcha think? He was a rock star in his day, mainly I think because he was wise and kept to the middle of many hot topics. He was able to have conversations about things he didn’t necessarily agree with (something a lot of people have a hard time at today) and he’s come up with some of the things that have improved our lives. Here’s his quote:
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
I chose this one about others because I think it reflects the spirit of self-improvement that many people (including me) feel about New Year’s. The start of a new year gives you a new perspective, allows you to self-reflect, and encourages you to find peace in the world. Incidentally, if you’ve never read Franklin’s autobiography, I highly recommend it. It was written with the same humor and wisdom that some of his other writings were, but it’s also a really interesting look at that time in history.