Saturday, December 31, 2011

Another Year Gone Bye

Tonight at midnight we will celebrate the entering of a new year. And another year gone bye.

People that seldom stay up late will stay up this night until midnight just to see the ball fall. To watch all of the festivities going on. To delight in all of the fireworks going off in the sky.

I wonder why we celebrate so much at this time. Is it because we consider a new year a new start? Or maybe a time to let go of some of our past? Or do we celebrate because most everyone else is celebrating?

Whatever your reason for celebrating this night I wish you a Happy New Year!

"old long since", "long long ago", "days gone by", "old times", "for (the sake of )old times"

New Year Eve's Trivia: In 1582, the Gregorian calendar reform restored January 1 as new year's day. Although most Catholic countries adopted the Gregorian calendar almost immediately, it was only gradually adopted among Protestant countries. The British, for example, did not adopt the reformed calendar until 1752. Until then, the British Empire, and their American colonies, still celebrated the new year in March.

Lyrics to Old Lang Syne (short version):
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne. 

The song Old Lang Syne was originally set to a traditional folk tune in the Scottish language. The words are attributed to a poem written by Robert Burns in 1788. The lyrics above are by no means the complete poem nor is it all of the words in the song.

"Remember that no man is a failure who has friends." A quote taken from the following great movie, "It's A Wonderful Life." One of my all time favorite movies.

To My Family, Friends and All Reading This
May your new year be full of love,
May gratitude flow from you and back your way.
 May you have good health and be free of any sickness.
May all of your resolutions be prepared with passion, strength and endurance so you will reach them all.
May you find a light to clearing up any financial problems.
May your stress be gone and never to return.
May you understand that down times are short and will end soon.
May you know within that you are thought of often.
May you feel the joy of true happiness.
May troubles escape you.
May a smile fill your face and heart.
May you be blessed through out the coming year and always.
Happy New Year to you and yours


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