"All old things must end, so new things can begin."
James Russell Lowell*
That quote seemed like the perfect quote for the beginning of the year. Let go of the old things and welcome the new ones. I remembered it from when I used it in my high school graduation speech, another time when one lets go of old things and embraces new ones.
However, when I did a look for the quote on the Internet, I couldn't find it. Certainly, not associated with James Russell Lowell (or anyone else I could find.) Lowell lived in the 1800's and was an abolitionist, so it sounds like something he might have said. So I don't know if I am paraphrasing after all of these years, or I'm totally mixed up. Who knows?
But I do know that I'm ready for a new year and to see what wondrous things it has in store for me and you.
Happy New Year!
*James Russell Lowell may or may not have said it. :)