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January 2015 brings the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one!

January 2015 brings the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one!

January 2015 brings the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one!

January 2015. New Year’s! The commencement, the kickoff, the grand opening. The time when everything seems fresh and new, clean and shiny, spotless and unspoiled, hopeful and exciting. The time that reminds us that we can have a clean slate, a new beginning, a fresh start. We can close last year’s book, with its marred cover, scratched-out chapters, pages of regrets and unkept resolutions, and open a new book. A book so new that the binding cracks when you open it.

This book, with its clean white pages, could be your magnum opus. You can write a greater book this year, because of all you learned from last year’s book. You have learned and grown, and you know your characters so much better now. You can begin again. All of those words that you wish you had never written (or spoken) — they were part of the old book. Write better words this time.

  • Thus begins the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. 
Brad Paisley
  • Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.
 Peggy Toney Horton
  • 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
  • No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!
  C. Joy Bell
  • For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning. 
T.S. Eliot
  • Cheers for a New Year & another chance for us to get it right. 
Oprah Winfrey
  • You raze the old to raise the new.
  Justina Chen Headley
  • Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. 
Carl Bard
  • And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been. 
Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. 
 Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • New Year’s most glorious light is sweet hope!
 Mehmet Murat Ildan
  • A new year was a chance to start over. Maybe even, just maybe, there would be peace on earth for one entire day. 
Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.  
Goran Persson
  • All of us, every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives. 
Steven Spielberg
  • Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. 
Benjamin Franklin
  • 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. So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. 
 Neil Gaiman
  • The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose, new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
 G.K. Chesterton
  • Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs! 
William Arthur Ward
  • The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.
 Arnold Bennett
  • With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
 Eleanor Roosevelt

The beginning is the most important part of the work. 
Plato

Happy New Year!  May your Book of 2015 be filled with love, laughter and joy:-)