Why do we celebrate turning a page of the calendar from December to January? I’ve never known anyone to celebrate March turning to April or September to October. Have you?
I decided to do some research because there must be reason. I found a few interesting facts among the plethora of information on the web.
* New Year's Eve celebrations in America started to appear in the 1900's. The first ball drop in Times Square was held in 1907.
* The ancient Babylonians about 4,000 years ago are said to have been the first people to make New Year's resolutions.
Now I have concrete reasons but they don’t make sense in the world I live in one day at a time. New Year’s Eve is still one day and turns to the next. It I were to make life changes – resolutions - I could do it at any time and not just on January 1st. There’s really no magic in the January 1st date that I can see. We have to keep trying to make changes, little by little, day after day. Major resolutions I found are that people tend to make on December 31st relate to weight, exercise, and habits/behaviors. I applaud those who make them. More importantly I support anyone who makes them to take baby steps and to continue day after day regardless of tripping, falling or missteps. Let’s not allow the calendar to dictate how we live. Healthy, happy New Year to all my readers!