January 1: Thoughts for the Day

Today is the beginning of a new year.  This day is no more magical than any other day, but it is a day, our traditions tell us, that begins a new chapter.

January 1 is a day in which I can, if I choose, look inward.  If I look closely enough, I might see unexpected beauty. Let this be a day during which I seize that opportunity.

Already, I see the beauty around me.  I am fortunate that there is so much goodness in the people I love.  Today, my beautiful wife and I are beginning a new year together.  That is as good as it gets.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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3 Responses to January 1: Thoughts for the Day

  1. Trish says:

    Yes, John. You and Janine begin the next chapter together…that “is” as good as it gets! Wishing the two of you a wondrous journey!! 🙂

  2. Thank you, Robin! I love our reliance on a Roman god to help us begin our year; it just seems fitting these days!

  3. robin andrea says:

    Happy New Year to you and your beautiful wife. Today I learned (again) that the new year is a civil event, not marked by any natural seasonal marker. January was named for the Roman god Janus, the god of doorways and beginnings.

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