By Contributing Writer, Jacquie Parish
Each new year holds an exciting promise — whether it’s a blank canvas for a new beginning or an opportunity
for improvement on what’s already great. We have the potential to do whatever we set out to accomplish if
we keep a positive perspective. Stories of rebirth offer hope that change is possible.
We must be willing to let go of parts of ourselves that do not serve us well. That might mean something as
seemingly small as forgoing coffee in the afternoon, so we sleep better at night, or as large as leaving a job or
relationship that no longer fits who we are becoming. The parts of ourselves that we’ve outgrown — the
aspects of our personality and our life that keep us stuck, can be discarded, making room for new growth.
With each new year, we imagine ourselves in a new light — and set intentions to change. We must remember
that for anything to change, the transformation starts in our minds.
Ten quotes to encourage, inspire and motivate you for the new year.
“Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page.” Henry Ward Beecher
“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” Vern
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” Abraham
“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” Brad Paisley
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis
“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” Germany Kent
“Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.” Mike Dooley
“Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-
new ending.” Carl Bard
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” J.P. Morgan
Jacquie “ooh” Johnson
Jacquie Johnson a blogger, creator of the Glow Collection by Jacquie ooh which is an organic skincare line;
host of Motivational Monday’s with Jacquie ooh; wife, mom and G’mi. She resides in Denton, TX with her