As I sat reflecting on the “new year”, I started to wonder why we use the Gregorian calendar. I am looking at it from the stand point of New Year’s Eve being in the middle of the winter season, at least here in the northern hemisphere. The winter season when everything is taking its yearly rest waiting to start to regrow in the springtime. I think we should celebrate the new year with the regrowth of springtime. When the earth, itself, is starting a new; we humans should also start new.
We decide, or were taught to decide, what things we want to accomplish in the upcoming year and how that will change our life for the better. I do not subscribe to the notion of how making a New Year’s Resolution is going to make me better when in a couple of weeks most of the resolutions are swept under the rug as we move on.
The only resolution I make, it’s on a daily basis, is to be better than I was the day before. It is the only resolution to me that is worth making. I do look forward to the new year as a time to reflect on the past and with optimism to the future.
Please feel free to share your thoughts.