Nothing. Oh damn, another click bait headline. “But what about growth and development and new opportunity? The beginning of a new year is a great time to start.” Sure, if we want to be good for one day.
Yes, it is possible to keep a new year resolution for more than one day. I understand this. What I don’t understand is why we wait for a change in year number to start our goals. We’ve got nothing to save it for. The new year offers an opportunity to delay what should be happening now.
Sure, it’s an opportunity to celebrate. It is nice to have a reason to get together with other people. Of course, we could find one every day if we tried hard enough, but that’s not always easy to do.
If we celebrated every new day like we do a new year, the world would be a better place.
So I guess it’s cool that the year changed, although it actually just means one more thing I’m likely to forget when writing the date. Every single day we have reasons to celebrate. Every single day we have reasons to come together, be happy, and countdown. We don’t find them enough, self included.
It reminds me of the people who hate Mondays. So 14% of the days of our life we spend miserable, just because it’s a certain day of the week? If that’s the case, something has to change in life, but it isn’t Monday.
2017 isn’t going to bring good fortune. 2017 isn’t going to make our jobs better, our lives happier, or give us more money. We will. There is, without doubt, somebody who is already having a bad January 1st out there, who is saying, “Well I guess 2017 won’t be kind to me either.”
It’s not the year. It’s us. Happy New Year. Happy New Day. Every day.