I suspect that for many of us the prospect of a new year has never been more appealing than after a year like 2020. Of course, as the first couple of weeks of 2021 have shown us, a new calendar is no promise of a better year ahead. One day, week, or month is, in the end, much like all the others.
That being said, by choosing the mark certain occasions like a new calendar year, we can also choose to instill meaning- not by some unknown mystical shift in reality, but through our conscious will- though our intentions and actions. This is not a call for heroic or epic behaviour, nor is a bid to throw ourselves on the altar of self-sacrifice (though selfless love is most certainly needed). Instead, it is an inv