As I prepared for the New Year, I realized what a creature of ritual and celebration I've become. In some ways I've always been superstitious about this holiday, like cleaning house the day before and never throwing anything out on the day. My grandmother always said whatever happens on the 1st day is what we will have all year.
So today, on this beautiful and perfect new day I will cook, laugh, dance, write and give thanks for all of my blessings. Let the celebration begin!