December: The last month of the year. As we reflect upon what occurred in our lives in 2012, we revel in our accomplishments and look forward to embracing the dreams and goals we have yet to achieve.
Though the end of the year brings a sense of finality, it also heralds another new beginning -- a wonderful reminder that our capacity to dream and grow can constantly be renewed. Carl Bard put it beautifully: "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
So, consider December a reminder that anticipation and resilience outlast the 12-month calendar -- and that there's always time to pick up where you left off.
Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. Soren Kierkegaard
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald
There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen
Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. Steve Maraboli