A new year is a simple unit of time
a short fragment of eternity
a precious gift from the universe.
A new year is a repeat offering
to try new things, to make mistakes
to learn from them and to grow.
A new year is a renewed invitation
to live each minute of it mindfully
harboring love and hope but no fear.
A new year is a thousand opportunities
to bring a smile on a stranger’s face
a sparkle of joy on an angel’s wing.