It’s that time of year again, the end of one year and the start of another.

As we celebrate this occasion, it’s most likely that you will give, or receive well wishes for a happy new year.

What are we really saying when we say, “Happy New Year”?

Obviously, we are expressing a desire for happiness, we are wanting for contentment, cheerfulness, pleasure and joy for one another.

Could there be more to the concept of a happy new year and can we expand on the greeting?

Here is something to think about.  Substitute the word happy for a few other words and you will see a deeper meaning.

Try this – Wishing you a…

Healthy New Year
A desire to be strong, vital, in good physical and mental shape, to enjoy all that you want to do and to face any challenge that may come your way.

Humble New Year
An appeal to be modest, respectful, sensible, realistic, and practical.

Humorous New Year
A wish for a year that is entertaining, amusing, and fun.

Hopeful New Year
A plea for a year that is encouraging, positive, optimistic, filled with potential and fulfilled with accomplishment.

Heartfelt New Year
Asking for sincerity, warmth, and honesty in our relationships and affiliations.

Holistic New Year
Wishing for a year that is full, complete, and whole.

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a contented and joyful year filled with good health, humour, hope and all things positive!

~ Lisa