The clock has turned and midnight of a new year has passed into history. In addition, life is still here to have lived through it, which is a positive start considering some previously doubted this, yet others did not.
So we've once again lived through the end of the world and are now approaching, once again, a financial stand off of national proportions. One that pits egos, agendas and ideals against hopes, dreams and all Americans still believing in having them.
That and it's 2013, for those who have a notion for numbers.
So to help start this year in an inspired fashion, keep the faith in having faith and looking forward with optimism, here are a few words from the past, to help light our future.
Dale Carnegie: "We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do."
Helen Keller: "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
Abraham Lincoln: "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."
Margaret Thatcher: "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
John F. Kennedy: "We must seek, above all, a world of peace; a world in which people dwell together in mutual respect and work together in mutual regard."
Nadia Riell is the author of Inspiring Childhood, Inspiring Life-Perspectives on Love, Encouragement and Reaching Potential.
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