Ring in a New Year…and a new attitude

I think most people would claim their birthday or Christmas as their favorite holiday. After all, on both of those days you get PRESENTS!!! Presents just for you. And while I’m not knocking presents, neither of those days is my favorite holiday to celebrate. It might seem odd, but the day that means the most to me every year is New Year’s Day.

Why, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you.

As a writer, I love beginnings. Beginnings of books, beginnings to love stories, beginnings of family sagas. If a book captures me right from the beginning, I am with it the entire way.  I also love firsts. First babies, first loves, first kiss, first dollar you earned! Both of those things– the first and the beginning– are incorporated into New Years Day.

It’s the beginning of a new year. It’s the first day of the next 364. It’s the day when the slate is rubbed clean from the previous year and you get a fresh start at…everything: life, love, success, happiness. Out with the old, in with the new. Brand new. Fresh. Hopeful.

Plus, you get a really great kiss at the stroke of midnight!

Really, is there anything better than starting off a brand new year with a kiss from someone you love?

Since this is blog hop/share, check out these other authors. I wonder if any of them like New Year’s as much as I do!



Filed under #Mfrwauthors, Author, Contemporary Romance, Life challenges, love, Romance, Romance Books

9 responses to “Ring in a New Year…and a new attitude

  1. Sherry Lewis

    New Year’s Eve has never been my favorite holiday, although I like your take on it. I’ll try looking at it from that angle this year!

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  2. It’s a great attitude and while I never really thought about the new year in that way, you do have a point! Great post!

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  3. I also enjoy watching the ball drop, and when the weather’s fairly decent, going out with friends to celebrate:) The only really great kisses I get at midnight, though, are from my granddaughter (if she’s still awake!) or my youngest son.

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  4. I forgot about New Year’s Eve and Day! I like shooing the old year out the door and sitting down to map out my upcoming year.

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  5. Cathy Brockman

    That is a unique choice!

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  6. When I was a kid, do you know what our family tradition was New Years Eve was? You’ll never guess. Poker. My Uncle Ed was a fanatical card player, and NYE was always at his place. I’d save my pennies for months to have enough to play in those penny ante games.

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  7. New Year’s Eve used to be a favorite, back when I was single, but now it’s just the last day of the year. I like your idea of looking on the holiday as a chance to make a new beginning.


  8. I also look forward to NYE because the craziness of the holidays is over and, as you said, it’s a new beginning. It’s exciting to dream about what the new year will bring.


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