12 Hope-Filled Quotes to Ring in the New Year

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The new year. Could we possible be here already?! I know every year is the same length (except for those pesky leap years), but with each one that passes, they seem to be shorter and shorter. I swear it was January 1 just the other day ... and here we are again. So how to mark the journey into another new year?


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The new year always feels like a hopeful time. A time to start fresh. A time to start anew. A time to resolve to do things better going forward. Maybe it's the year to aim for self acceptance ("flaws" and all), the year to finally look for a job that's a better fit, or the year be more present for the kids. Maybe it's the year to finally accept every "imperfection" for what it is. 

Of course, it's also a time for reflection. We can't do better unless we look back and learn a few things from our past. What worked and what didn't? What was worth precious time and what wasn't?

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Before we get to far into thinking about what's to come, it seems only appropriate that we step back and look at some of the wise words that have been spoken (or written) about new years past. These quotes are just a little inspiration to kick those resolutions in gear and start the new year off the right way!

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