Heartwings Love Notes 861 - Heartwings Love
Notes 861 New Beginnings
Heartwings says, "A New Year means a new beginning
Whether or not you make New Year resolutions, there is still a new year to be
enjoyed. Remember when we were kids and as we
left for school vacation we always said "See you next year?" Even when we were
young there was something special about the
change of the date from one year to the next. In days long ago when most people
still believed in magic, there were a number of
what is now called superstitions and they called rituals, connected with the
Many of them related to whom a person might marry in the next year. Marriage was
on the minds of most young women who weren't
as yet married. Today there are so many more options for young women to explore.
In those days too There were rituals to be
performed that had to do with generating good health and good fortune. As well,
there were many for foretelling the future. As a
young child I remember my parents melting lead in a ladle over a fire in the
fireplace. The ladle was then tipped into a cup of cold
water. The shape that was thus formed would be interpreted to foretell the
future for the year to come.
At the new year today it may be more appropriate to make plans rather than
resolutions or predictions. Toward that end I remind
myself that the name January is derived from the Roman god Janus. He is an
interesting figure with two faces. One looks forward
and the other backward. He's sometimes known as the gate keeper or guardian of
the doorways. The new year is a kind of doorway,
I pass through to what, as yet I do not know. What better time to think about
what I would like to accomplish than the beginning of a
brand new year?
It is said that mistakes are helpful because they are how we learn how not to do
things. Providing we do learn, of course. Often it
may take a few of them to hammer home the lessons we need to learn. There is
also a saying that those who do not remember past
mistakes are doomed to repeat them. Glancing backward as we begin to move
forward seems to be a good idea. That way I can be
observant of where I'm going, and as well I'll be less likely to repeat any
errors of the past.
May you go forward into the new year with confidence and optimism.
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