The New Is But The Old Come True

Derek Knight

The new is but the old come true; each sunrise sees a new year born.

–Helen Hunt Jackson

In my part of the world, we have just come out of a celebration for the New Year. It’s a time when people look back over the past and make resolutions for the future. Most of the reflections are viewed either with rose tinted spectacles or with a jaundiced view that it had been the worst year ever. Most of the resolutions are made in the expectation – the hope, even – that they will be quickly broken.

Is it really true that something remarkable happens at the turn of the year, is it only then that we have to opportunity to reflect and change?

In this quote from Helen Hunt Jackson, we see a deeper truth.

Every day is a new start and every moment an opportunity to reflect on the…

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