Published: 12/31/2013 - Updated: 02/10/2016
Whether you're Celtic, Christian, Catholic, Jewish or Chinese, in terms of nature, magic and time there are no religious boundaries and every day is there for everyone to make of it what we like. Today is a new day. And just like starting a new year, it is exciting for many: It is time to reboot with new courage and hope of what we wish to achieve. A new day can also be a great opportunity to see in the morning a blank slate or canvas, which has a great number of creative possibilities. The sun does not know if a new day, month or year is beginning and, in light of eternity, it does not matter, because the grandiose is outwith the control of the calendar and can occur at any time.
What are you waiting for today, this month or this year? Waiting is the key. Everyone is waiting in their own way. Expectation is one of the great powerful tools of life's great creations. The expectation to create and make great things happen is just like when you expect Santa Claus to come, or Magic, or a Saint, or God to grant you something miraculous. You put your faith into something higher, something that goes beyond fear and doubt, and sometimes the miracle happens. Often, the happiness of receiving this miracle comes, together with a sense of satisfaction, that the wish, miracle or gift was granted.
This day, and every day, we should expect Santa Claus, the miracle, the gift. If we lived with the feeling that something big is about to happen, then any day, month, year, would be a moment to fall in love with new things, with the unknown, because despite the adversities and conflicts of life, we also have the future which is not yet written and where the possibilities are moving day to day in front of your nose, great possibilities: Which opportunity will you come across today? The one you want to find. It's about what you're expecting. The one who waits, finds.
So this new year, purposefully try to set out to make each of your days an unforgettable moment, live it as if you were actually to reach the most beautiful thing in your life, something great, be prepared for the fantastic and you'll be opening the door to the greatest opportunity in your life.
A bit of history and culture...
To help you remember that each day should be lived expecting great things and to show you that no matter when you start this new year, we will take a walk through some of the New Year celebrations in the world.
Celtic: For Celtic or Scottish/Irish culture, the New Year is called Samhuain, and is celebrated on October 31, when Halloween is celebrated in other countries. This feast is celebrated today by Celtic cultures internationally in Canada, the U.S., Latin America, Spain, etc. This celebration is the commemoration of the saints.
Jews: The Rosh ashana, which in Hebrew means " head of the year ", is the spiritual New Year for people of Jewish faith. It is the first and second day of Tishrei, which is the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar (around September or October). This celebration begins at nightfall of the previous evening, the shofar is blown to call the Jews to meditation, self-analysis, and return to the path of righteousness.
The Chinese New Year: also known as Spring Festival, is celebrated on February 10th and is one of the most cheerful and enthusiastic festivities to welcome the New Year.
For Christians and Catholics: This celebration happens on the 365th calendar day, ie, the last day of December. In this celebration, there are parties and a moment to share what people lived in the past year.
So if your annual wish list is long, your wish list for each day should not be less. Try to keep the expectation that every day can be a reason to celebrate life, and an opportunity of freedom to create every day.