As we enter a New Year, fresh with opportunities, here are some writerly reflections on this moment in time to inspire and encourage us:
“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
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.'” Alfred Lord Tennyson
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something… Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more
interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art. Neil Gaiman
“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source — a Sower of Dreams — just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.” Sarah Ban Breathnach
“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
“The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.” John Greenleaf Whittier.
“I will honor Christmas in my heart and keep it all the year.” Charles Dickens
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
As writers, we have so much joy to give and receive! Let’s make this a wondrous year. Write on!