A Fresh New Year: Why Is That So Important?

Reblogging this New Year’s post from my archives because many of you liked it. And I do too. See you in 2017!

Nature Is My Therapy

If you’re like many people, you place at least some significance on January 1st. Whether you make resolutions or set goals, you feel that something important is supposed to happen because the page on the calendar has turned.

Although I’m not usually one to make New Year’s resolutions, this day is still unlike any other day of the year for me. I have a couple superstitious rituals that I usually follow: I do some type of house cleaning as a way of starting fresh, and I eat sauerkraut to bring good luck in the coming year. But you know what? I eat sauerkraut all year long, on regular old Mondays or Tuesdays, on the 3rd of the month or the 21st of the month. When I feel like having it, I do. What happens to me in the days afterward has nothing to do with that meal. Eating a…

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3 Responses to A Fresh New Year: Why Is That So Important?

  1. Littlesundog says:

    I reread this post and after reading my old comment, I realized yet again I did not eat black-eyed peas for New Year’s for good luck. I’m pretty sure it’s due to my rebellious nature that I seem to forget, but all of these years I have not had really bad luck. So maybe it’s all hogwash.
    I also don’t make real goals. I just remind myself to keep on keeping on about mindfulness and listening.. and this year SMILING! I hope 2017 is full of adventure, love and happiness for you, Kim.

  2. Dave Lewis says:

    Happy New Year Kim!
    I hope the new year goes well for you…and me too!
    I’ll pass on the sauer kraut and have cake instead…(it’s my birthday and I can eat anything I want!)

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