Inspirational quotes are popular because we see reflected in the wise words of great minds validation of who we feel we are and motivation for whom we want to become.
Each month Gary Blair, President and owner of i24 Call Management Solutions publishes a newsletter containing his favourite quotes – his ‘gems’.
Welcome to January – the month of new beginnings!
This is the time of year most of us stop and take stock of our lives – a good practice to do more than once every twelve months.
This month’s Gems are dedicated to the way in which some folks view this age-old tradition.
I wish you a happy and healthy 2018 and hope you succeed in reaching all the good things you aspire to – whether new or ongoing.”
'An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.'Click To Tweet – Bill Vaughn
'New Year's Day ... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.' Click To Tweet– Mark Twain
'The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.'Click To Tweet – G. K. Chesterton
'Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let each new year find you a 'better man'.'Click To Tweet – Benjamin Franklin
'Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.'Click To Tweet – Oscar Wilde
'One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this - to rise above the little things.' Click To Tweet– John Burroughs
'Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.' Click To Tweet – Ralph Waldo Emerson
'The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to. 'Click To Tweet – P. J. O’Rourke
'We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.'Click To Tweet – Edith Lovejoy Pierce
'Dear world, I am excited to be alive in you, and I am thankful for another year.' Click To Tweet– Charlotte Eriksson
'Treat every day like it's a new year because it is.'Click To Tweet – TemitOpe Ibrahim
And the thought I’d like to leave you with this month is:
“We spend January 1 walking through our lives.
room by room,
drawing up a list of work to be done,
cracks to be patched.
Maybe this year, to balance the list,
we ought to walk through the room of our lives,
not looking for flaws,
but for potential.
– Ellen Goodman