The Quotidian, January 1, 2011 ~ Beginning

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.” ~ Anne Sullivan Macy (April 14, 1866 to October 20, 1936)

Anne Sullivan Macy was an American teacher. She was well known as Anne Sullivan and as the “instructor and companion of of Helen Keller.” [Wikipedia]

[Source for quotation: from, accessed December 31, 2010. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed December 31, 2010.]

“Beginning” is a good word for the first day of a new year.

I wish you continuation of all things which are good in your life. For those things which are not as good in your life, I wish you the courage and strength to seek new beginnings.

You are divine: you contain sparks of the divine within you. You are a genius: what is it you want to do? You are brilliant: if you are seeking answers, by all means explore everything available to you; however, look within yourself for answers from what you already know.

I wish you a prosperous, successful, and happy 2011: a new year full of abundance and love.

Blessings to you and yours, Andy

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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1 Response to The Quotidian, January 1, 2011 ~ Beginning

  1. Thanks Andy! Back at ya’!
    Write on!

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