“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
While common sense should lead a rational person to conclude that the day of the Winter Solstice would be the perfect day for a New Year celebration, Christianity has dictated the beginning of the new year as January 1st, and with the expansion of Western culture to the rest of the world during the twentieth century, the January 1st date became global, even in countries with their own New Year celebrations on other days.
Regardless, it is what it, so have a healthy, safe, enlightening and happy New Year in 2011. Make resolutions to promote your individual growth and do not forget them. Keep mindful of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and soul. We all have the ability to dictate our own successes, as well as failures. Stay positive in 2011, and be kind to your fellow man and woman.
"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