It’s an odd but fitting expression. I don’t like to think of getting rid of the old. The old is already a part of us. It’s there. There is no getting rid of it. However, in with the new says let’s be open to new things, move forward.
I suppose we need markers for beginnings and ends and January 1st acts as just that. According to Google and Wikipedia, January 1st became the official start of a new year in 153 BC. Now we celebrate the new year with popping open champagne, throwing confetti and a lot of promises to ourselves and others about things we are going to change.
Wouldn’t it be grand if everyone in the entire world made a new year resolution to be kind to one another, thoughtful about our world and our environment, to make love not war, give to others, and take time to appreciate? Sounds idealistic, unrealistic even corny, but wouldn’t it be grand?
CHEERS TO A NEW YEAR FULL OF POSSIBILITY.