Happy New Year – 2022

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sourceJanuary 1st– the beginning of a New Year.  This is the time when many of us will make new resolutions, new dreams, new goals and promises galore.  It is a time when we will begin over and try to make wishes come true that did not work out the year before.  We bring in the New Year as a mother brings in a newborn baby, full of promise and youth.  There are those critics and skeptics who look at the inevitable human trail of broken dreams and unfulfilled goals from bygone years and laugh at our efforts.  Such people deny the possibility of hope and change.  I may often be a pessimist but for any of you with the courage to tackle a new set of goals or dreams, I say “try, try, and try again.”

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You can and will do a better job this year than you did last year.  You can and will continue to grow and change.  We can all continue to overcome the folly of our past lives.  Hope springs eternal in the human breast and what would we be without it?

We need to dare and dare again and when we fail, we need to get back up and try again.  The only failure is when we stop trying.  So I say, “Disregard the naysayers, go ahead and set some new goals and new dreams.”  Stretch your vision and your horizons.  People do not perish because of their dreams; they perish because of a lack of dreams.

“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” — Bob Goddard

“Everything that has ever been accomplished, every skyscraper, every bridge, every invention, every medical breakthrough, all started with a dream!” — Catherine Pulsifer, Living The Dream Accomplishment

“Wishes are possibilities.  Dare to make a wish.” — ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Fritz
    Dec 29, 2021 @ 07:20:03

    Happy New Year, John!

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  2. Gregory Edwards
    Dec 30, 2021 @ 08:10:48

    An excellent book on the concept of hope, “Commanding Hope” by Thomas Homer-Dixon. And believe me this is no Hallmark card, feel good, wishful thinking kind of thing. This powerful book is a very substantial investigation of what Hope actually is, and how badly we humans are in need of it now.

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    • Dr. John Persico Jr.
      Dec 30, 2021 @ 19:17:30

      Dear Gregory, thanks so much for sharing this with my readers and myself. I am going to look the book up now. Happy New Year, John

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  3. daneelyunus
    Dec 31, 2021 @ 03:12:47

    Happy New Year

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