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#185: Symbols

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some people dismiss the hoopla over New Year's saying the day is simply one more day, that there is nothing special about it.

I disagree.

To me, symbols in life are important and that's what New Year's Day represents -- a symbol of our lives being refreshed and renewed.

Just as our country's flag is a symbol of freedom and our pictures are symbols of our family and friends and being immersed in water is a symbol of baptism, so is the shedding of an old year and the ringing in of a new one.

On New Year's Day, all of our problems and our tribulations, our anxieties and our depressions are wiped away and a new, unused 365 days are awarded us.

Three hundred and sixty-five new slates on which we can write our successes and hopes and dreams and, yes, even our failures and disappointments.

But it is in the renewal of our spirits that New Year's Day is the most symbolic.

Let's make the most of the new life we've been given and aspire to treat others with respect and dignity and compassion, to set goals that are realistic and achievable, to believe deep in our hearts that we are wonderful people, deserving of the best life may offer us.

Let's make 2010 a symbol of a new life.
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  • GIRLHALFFULL
    I agree in tenfold!
    4074 days ago
  • GET-FIT-NOW
    Good Blog! I agree. Paula
    4075 days ago
  • NBLNBL
    Hi Lou,

    Thanks for the inspiring blog and the reminder to renew ourselves.

    Here's to a happy and healthy 2010!

    Nancy
    4075 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3505101
    Very insightful, wonderful blog - good 'food' for thought.
    Happy New Year!
    James
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    4075 days ago
  • MARYSUPPORTS
    Couldn't have said it better myself.
    4075 days ago
  • GOODHEALTH4EVER
    YOU ARE SO RIGHT LOU! THANKS FOR PUTTING THIS DOWN IN PRINT:)
    4075 days ago
  • REGGIE2009
    Well said my friend! I intend on making the most of this new life I've been given. Thanks for posting this great blog!
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    4075 days ago
  • YATMAMA
    Hear, hear! I totally agree!!
    4075 days ago
  • TIME4ANEWME47
    LOVE THIS!!!!
    4075 days ago
  • CLAIRESML
    very well said! I totally agree with you and am with you. Let's go! Good luck to us all .... emoticon
    Claire
    4075 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    Lou, you really made me think again! I never really thought about it one way or the other. It didn't seem to matter to me either way about a New Year starting...it DID seem like just another day. But after reading this blog, I DO agree that is is an awesome gift to us...a WHOLE 365 days of a new year.

    Thanks, and I also will try to make the most of this new year that starts at midnight.
    4075 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/31/2009 9:05:47 PM
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