A shiny new moment, a sparkly new year…. January 1, 2017. I read about the history of this magical day today. (I’m in hibernation with my stack of inspirational books…there is quite a bit of reading happening over here.) Did you know that New Year’s Day was dedicated to Janus, god of gateways and beginnings, for whom January is also named. Interesting + very fitting.
Also I read this today…
”True change takes more than just a moment, but maybe there’s also something to this celebration of a moment, something to the way it speaks to us, something in the way we fear it or dream it to be true.Maybe it’s the most honest moment of the year.”
Alternatively, there is this…
The magic isn’t in a year.
It is in a day.
In a minute.
Look forward to each new day and less to new years.
Maybe we, as a society, even way back in 45 B.C., in the days of Julius Caesar + Janus, needed this new beginning, this clean slate. A moment to say goodbye to the past, hello to the future. To be raw and honest about the things we want to let go of. And then optimistic about the sparkling new ideas we have for the year ahead.
And then on the other hand why can’t we do this every day? Let go of yesterday, like really let it go and begin anew in the present day.
I read these two passages over and over again. At first I thought they were opposing views regarding the New Year’s tradition, but as I read them I discovered they were in a roundabout way saying the same thing.
Celebrate each and every moment.
Whether that moment is one within the whole year that you are honest with yourself or you may have 365 honest moments. These are your moments. And my wish for you is that you find at least one moment within your day, week or year that you revel in the glory of doing nothing, put yourself in the way of beauty or appreciate the small details of life. Because if we are truly honest isn’t it within these moments that we find ourselves.
Cheers to a Happy New Year + pleasant idleness my friends.