With no mistakes

Young performers at Lunar New Year, Chinatown, San Francisco, January 2004.

Young performers at Lunar New Year, Chinatown, San Francisco, January 2004.

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
L.M. Montgomery

If you’ve already lapsed on your New Year’s resolutions (or never had any) you have another chance to start the New Year today, on Lunar New Year.  In fact, every day is a chance to start again.  I hope the optimism inherent in new beginnings will stay with you daily during the year.  Regardless of how you may hear it– Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin) —  Gong Hey Fat Choy (Cantonese) — or Happy New Year — that’s your cue to say, “May I have the envelope, please?” And you thought that was a line from the Academy Awards!

This post was first published seven years ago on February 19. The date for re-publication has been adjusted for the current Lunar New Year. Happy Year of the Tiger! The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. Susan

    I always like the idea of fresh starts — Mondays, the first day of a month, New Year’s of course, the first day of a season. I think because I have a “hope springs eternal” sort of optimism that the new season/week/month/etc. will go better 😉 . I also like the book analogies — a new book with 52 chapters, a new chapter with seven pages … real life just gets in the way of our plans!

    • Yes, fresh starts are always a boost, even though we know they don’t always work out as planned. 😀 To me, a great deal of happiness lies in our ability to keep reaching upward and believing we can make the future brighter.

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