Every new year brings a chance to mark the passage of time, reflect on the past, and embrace the future. Some of write regrets on paper and burn them, some of us party into the wee morning hours, while others struggle to stay awake to watch the clock hands move past twelve; we make resolutions, only to soon break them; we promise to do better, try harder, be better, but oftentimes fall short, or life, itself, gets in the way.
Humor relieves the stress of life and its potpourri of experiences by augmenting the good, helping to heal the inevitable scars of time, and pointing out life’s absurdities. Humor allows us to not take ourselves or our lives too seriously. It helps us to see the bigger picture and to develop generosity of spirit not only towards ourselves and our shortcomings but also towards others, which is certainly a good way to start a new year.
Following are some humorous quotes to start your New Year off smiling:
“New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.” Mark Twain
“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” Bill Vaughn
“Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.” Anonymous