New Year's Resolutions, New Outlook on Life, and New Products in Your Home
We're geared up about exclusive and interesting resolutions that can make you more eco friendly in your life for 2018. Even if you have not thought about your New Years Resolution, you still have plenty of time. It could come to you while washing clothes, cleaning out your car, or even cooking dinner. Doesn't matter when it comes to you, just that it eventually does. We always are here to help, provide you with the best information, and much more.
Some interesting facts about New Years and January:
- January is named after Janus, the god with two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward.
- Traditions: New Year's is the time when many people traditionally make resolutions to break bad habits or start good ones.
- November 11, 2008 - A "new" New Years Eve ball is introduced.
- The first New Year's celebration dates back 4,000 years. Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to declare Jan. 1 a national holiday.
- Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions.
- According to statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, vehicles are stolen on New Year's Day more than any other holiday.
- New Year gifts also date back to ancient times when the Persians used to gift eggs symbolizing productivity.
With Christmas gone, the last holiday of the season is upon us. We like to have New Year's resolution and poems that can get you into the spirit. Do you resolve to be more green this year? Do you think changing one small habit a day can get you to a better you for your home and family? Hopefully, you will think about the goals you can accomplish within this upcoming year that pertain to being more eco-friendly, though weight loss is a great goal, being eco conscious is a great one as well! Since we've got your wheels turning, what can you do to be more eco friendly you ask? We've got you covered: changing your faucet aerator and/or replacing it with a hands free faucet, stop using wood mulch and convert to rubber mulch, and last but not least a simple way to make a change is replacing your toilet with a lowest flow toilet. These simple and uniquely designed products can make a world of difference in your 2018. Will you be trying them? Let us know what you think after reading thru our New Year's Poetry. Let's get kicked off with the Top 10 Songs to Play for New Years:
1. Joy to the World by Three Dog Night
2. 1999 by Prince
3. Let's Start the New Years Off Right by Bing Crosby
4.The New Year by Death Cab for Cutie
5.What Are You Doing New Years Eve by Ella Fitzgerald
6. Don't Stop Believing by Journey
7. Firework by Katy Perry
8. New Year's Day by U2
9. It's the End of the World As We Know It by R.E.M
10. Auld Lang Syne by Mariah Carey
Do you play these songs for NY? What do you usually play for NY? What's your go to song?
The Old Year
by John Clare
The Old Year’s gone away
To nothingness and night:
We cannot find him all the day
Nor hear him in the night:
He left no footstep, mark or place
In either shade or sun:
The last year he’d a neighbour’s face,
In this he’s known by none.
All nothing everywhere:
Mists we on mornings see
Have more of substance when they’re here
And more of form than he.
He was a friend by every fire,
In every cot and hall--
A guest to every heart’s desire,
And now he’s nought at all.
Old papers thrown away,
Old garments cast aside,
The talk of yesterday,
Are things identified;
But time once torn away
No voices can recall:
The eve of New Year’s Day
Left the Old Year lost to all.
The Passing of the Year
by Robert W. Service
My glass is filled, my pipe is lit,
My den is all a cosy glow;
And snug before the fire I sit,
And wait to feel the old year go.
I dedicate to solemn thought
Amid my too-unthinking days,
This sober moment, sadly fraught
With much of blame, with little praise.
Old Year! upon the Stage of Time
You stand to bow your last adieu;
A moment, and the prompter’s chime
Will ring the curtain down on you.
Your mien is sad, your step is slow;
You falter as a Sage in pain;
Yet turn, Old Year, before you go,
And face your audience again.
That sphinx-like face, remote, austere,
Let us all read, whate’er the cost:
O Maiden! why that bitter tear?
Is it for dear one you have lost?
Is it for fond illusion gone?
For trusted lover proved untrue?
O sweet girl-face, so sad, so wan
What hath the Old Year meant to you?
And you, O neighbour on my right
So sleek, so prosperously clad!
What see you in that aged wight
That makes your smile so gay and glad?
What opportunity unmissed?
What golden gain, what pride of place?
What splendid hope? O Optimist!
What read you in that withered face?
And You, deep shrinking in the gloom,
What find you in that filmy gaze?
What menace of a tragic doom?
What dark, condemning yesterdays?
What urge to crime, what evil done?
What cold, confronting shape of fear?
O haggard, haunted, hidden One
What see you in the dying year?
And so from face to face I flit,
The countless eyes that stare and stare;
Some are with approbation lit,
And some are shadowed with despair.
Some show a smile and some a frown;
Some joy and hope, some pain and woe:
Enough! Oh, ring the curtain down!
Old weary year! it’s time to go.
My pipe is out, my glass is dry;
My fire is almost ashes too;
But once again, before you go,
And I prepare to meet the New:
Old Year! a parting word that’s true,
For we’ve been comrades, you and I --
I thank God for each day of you;
There! bless you now! Old Year, good-bye!
A Brighter, Better New Year
by Joanna Fuchs
Happy, Happy New Year!
We wish you all the best,
Great work to reach your fondest goals,
And when you’re done, sweet rest.
We hope for your fulfillment,
Contentment, peace and more,
A brighter, better new year than
You’ve ever had before.
Happy New Year To You
by Joanna Fuchs
Happy New Year to you!
May every great new day
Bring you sweet surprises--
A happiness buffet.
Happy New Year to you,
And when the new year’s done,
May the next year be even better,
Full of pleasure, joy and fun.
At the sound of the tolling midnight bell
a brand new year will begin.
Let’s raise our hopes in a confidant toast,
to the promise it ushers in.
May your battles be few, your pleasure many,
your wishes and dreams fulfilled.
May your confidence stand in the face of loss
and give you the strength to rebuild.
May peace of heart fill all your days
may serenity grace your soul.
May tranquil moments bless your life
and keep your spirit whole.
MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
by Robert Fisher
I will not throw the cat out the window
Or put a frog in my sister’s bed
I will not tie my brother’s shoelaces together
Nor jump from the roof of Dad’s shed
I shall remember my aunt’s next birthday
And tidy my room once a week
I’ll not moan at Mum’s cooking (Ugh! fish fingers again!)
Nor give her any more of my cheek.
I will not pick my nose if I can help it
I shall fold up my clothes, comb my hair,
I will say please and thank you (even when I don’t mean it)
And never spit or shout or even swear.
I shall write each day in my diary
Try my hardest to be helpful at school
I shall help old ladies cross roads (even if they don’t want to)
And when others are rude I’ll stay cool.
I’ll go to bed with the owls and be up with the larks
And close every door behind me
I shall squeeze from the bottom of every toothpaste tube
And stay where trouble can’t find me.
I shall start again, turn over a new leaf,
leave my bad old ways forever
shall I start them this year, or next year
shall I sometime, or …..?
New Year's Eve - Poem
by Thomas Hardy
"I have finished another year," said God,
"In grey, green, white, and brown;
I have strewn the leaf upon the sod,
Sealed up the worm within the clod,
And let the last sun down."
"And what's the good of it?" I said.
"What reasons made you call
From formless void this earth we tread,
When nine-and-ninety can be read
Why nought should be at all?
"Yea, Sire; why shaped you us, ‘who in
This tabernacle groan'—
If ever a joy be found herein,
Such joy no man had wished to win
If he had never known!"
Then he: "My labours—logicless—
You may explain; not I:
Sense-sealed I have wrought, without a guess
That I evolved a Consciousness
To ask for reasons why.
"Strange that ephemeral creatures who
By my own ordering are,
Should see the shortness of my view,
Use ethic tests I never knew,
Or made provision for!"
He sank to raptness as of yore,
And opening New Year's Day
Wove it by rote as theretofore,
And went on working evermore
In his unweeting way.
In the New Year's Mood yet? Cheers to the NY and the pledging to be eco friendly and more prosperous in 2018! Conserv A Store happily celebrates another year wiser and another year saving water, energy, and money to our customers.