New Year’s Day

Happy New Year!

Celebrate Your New Years Day!

“Auld Lang Syne,” originally was written as a Scottish poem and later was put to music.
“Auld lang syne,” translated in English means, “old long since” or something like, “times gone by.”

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

New Year’s Day – When New Years Resolutions have begun.
3 Most Common New Year Resolutions And Why We Break Them:

  1. Get Fit:  Unrealistic expectations and inadequate results are the main reasons this one gets broken.  What can you do?  Talk to a personal trainer to help you set up a program that keeps you interested in getting fit and staying healthy.  We all need help getting started, but motivation keeps us going.
  2. Stay In Touch:  Old friends are the best because you can make them this promise and they won’t (always) hold you to it.  What can you do?  Keep a special calendar or journal of birthdays and special occasions to help you remember dates.  It can’t be the same calendar you use daily.  It needs to be separate from your regular calendar and added to it as the year goes by then the next year use it to transfer all the special information onto a new calendar or journal.
  3. Save Money:  Poor planning and a lack of budgeting, or not doing your due diligence with comparison shopping.  But sometimes an unexpected emergency gets in the way.  What can you do?  If it’s an unplanned emergency then start planning now by setting aside 10% of your net income every paycheck – It’s easier than you think.  Keep a log for only one week of every single thing you spend money on – No cheating, write it ALL down.  Look at your log after the week is over and make choices about where you can cut back.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have enough for that special coffee at the end of the month WITHOUT hurting your emergency fund!

The most celebrated New Year Festivity is the traditional Ball Drop In New York City in Time’s Square. The Waterford crystal ball that sits on top of the square, began its descent in 1907 and has been celebrated each year since then!  

“Let us Resolve to do the best we can with what we’ve got” ~ William Feather