Beginning again is the mood that captures us as this time of year. Especially in the recovery process we are hopeful for a new life with healthy and sustainable change. Here are some inspirational quotes for your meditation and consideration as the old year ends and a new one begins. I hope you find them helpful and motivational.

“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”
― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
― Neil Gaiman

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“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”
― Brad Paisley

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“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

“We joyfully pray with grateful hearts, to welcome the sacred-blessings in New Year”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“I resolve to write a new chapter of my life every new day in the New Year.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Same mind with same old ideas enters the same old year; only the new mind with new ideas enters the New Year!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

“The priceless lesson in the New Year is that endings birth beginnings and beginnings birth endings. And in this elegantly choreographed dance of life, neither ever find an end in the other.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

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