New Years Eve… If I had to pick a favorite holiday, this would probably be it. That may seem like an odd choice, but the grand ideas of shedding away the previous year’s sins to embrace a whole new outlook has always been so inspiring to me. So much more than just a reinvigoration to lose weight or make improvements, I feel like New Years Eve embodies the human spirit of transformations and change.
I always used New Years Eve as a celebration of self freedom. So often do we enclose ourselves into self imposed rules and regulations of what we should do and how we should act. Too stuck in these revolving doors of rat races to realize that we have far more choices than we typically think. Every year, and realistically, every day, we have this amazing chance to cease all of those things that we dislike, that bring us down, that disrupt our peace. We can wake up and begin again as a person with a more beautiful soul, an open heart and endless freedom. The choices and chances really are there every day. Just waiting for us to stand up and seize them. Your previous choices don’t doom you or define you as a person. The only things we truly own are the choices we make now, in the present. Consider Les Miserable for a moment. What matters most is what we do today. And we are all capable of so much.
If that isn’t a reason to celebrate and enjoy a night of festivities, then I don’t know what is. I hope everyone has an excellent New Years Eve, celebrating in whatever way they see fit. May we all wake up to a better world tomorrow.