January 1, 2013
Happy New Year’s Day!
The first day of the year gives us the opportunity of a fresh start.
2013 is a new beginning.
On this New Year’s Day, and every once in a while, let’s give ourselves the opportunity to take a break in our own quests and pursuits of happiness to just actually be happy and <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" title="View all articles about OK here” href=”http://www.jharnisch.com/tag/ok”>OK, plain and simple—with gratitude and <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" title="View all articles about forgiveness here” href=”http://www.jharnisch.com/tag/forgiveness”>forgiveness, just as we are, right here and right now—just for today.
No one can hold us hostage to the past other than, well, ourselves. So let’s embrace the day. Let’s seize it!
We can choose to make this New Years’s Day—and any day—divine, with experience, meaning, purpose and peace—love.
Let’s start anew in some way or another—letting go of the years past, the best we can.
Just prior to the turn of the first millennium, came Horace’s The Odes, and its phrase, Carpe diem, actually part of the expanded Latin, “Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero,” translated as, “Seize the day, putting as little trust as possible in the next [day].”
The ode says that the future is unforeseen—that instead, one should scale back our hopes to a brief future, and drink one’s wine!
And so let’s seize the day in 2013!