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Posted by Claudia Moser on 6:30 AM in ,
“To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June”
Jean-Paul Sartre

“Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second”
Helen Fielding



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I love Helen Fielding's quote!!!

Love these, and definitely agree with Helen Fielding :-)

Great posts for us today, Claudia. I love the first two. Hoope the sun is shining brightly for you over there, as it is here in Devon!

I love that quote. I wish I had been born on the first of January now ... What an awesome way to think about that.

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@Luan - it is a very inspiring one!
@Sarah - glad you enjoyed it!
@Diane - the weather was amazing today, a crisp sunny day, too bad I had to work!
@Bonnie - indeed!

I do like what Beecher said about forgetting the past. I like to live in the moment as much as I can.

I'm with you - each day is a blank page upon which we can choose to write grand, healing things, Roland

@Belle - it is the best approach I believe!
@Roland - indeed!

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