The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
—Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Yesterday’s PeachQuotes Studio™ quotation was from Brad Paisley and referred to 2017 as a 365-page book that we each have the privilege of authoring.
Today’s Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 8 is all about what that book might be called. According to today’s quotation author, Edith Lovejoy Pierce, it is called “Opportunity.” Edith Lovejoy Pierce was a poet and a pacifist who lived in Evanston, Illinois, just 10 miles north of Teacher Peach’s Chicago offices, as a matter of fact.
The quote’s main point, that “the book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day” speaks again to the chance we have to clear the decks, let go of past issues, and start off 2017 with a new determination. Some people embrace new beliefs and others simple turn over new leaves (only to turn them back before Valentine’s Day. That’s why so many health club memberships are dropped before this chocolates and flowers holiday). The common denominator is that we start anew, each in our own ways.
New Year’s Day is a very popular start date for many. We’ve all heard the resolutions that go something like this: “Yes, now I’ll begin my diet, my new exercise regime, and my new list of new habits. Well, now that I think of it, since New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, I think I’ll just hold off until Monday. Yup. I’ll begin all that on Monday. Well, maybe Tuesday. After all, Monday IS the nationally recognized holiday. Yes, Tuesday it is. Maybe.”
Whenever you opt to begin your New Year changes, take small, smart steps that will lead you to your goals. To inspire you to get your year off to a fresh and organized new start, check out the Teacher Peach Planners and Organizers by searching for Teacher Peach on Amazon or by visiting us at teacherpeach.com to continue to check our blog for great ideas about classroom re-entry and more terrific ways to begin your 2017. Enjoy a very Happy New Year from the team at Teacher Peach.