Here are some of our favorite thoughts on renewal and beginnings to welcome 2022 and help get you ready for the new year.
And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
-T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier.’
-Alfred Lord Tennyson
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep is this – To rise above the little things.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
I used to have this toy, a magic slate. You wrote or drew on it and then, just by pulling up the plastic cover, everything you did disappeared and you could start new. Maybe everyone feels that on New Year’s Eve: They can pull up the magic sheet and rewrite their lives.
I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.