It’s almost New Year’s Eve- we’re all gonna sing it- but what does it mean?! 

Auld Lang Syne roughly translates to “times long past.”  The words, “Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?” is really a rhetorical question.  Like, basically the song is saying let’s not forget the past, but toast the past year in a gesture of kindness, and reminisce about the days gone by- and then let’s look forward to what’s coming…

With each new year that comes, we have the chance to look forward to what’s coming, and although sometimes it’s hard to picture what the future will bring, we have the one gift that helps us to move forward:  HOPE.

Was 2021 good to you?  Did it totally suck?  Was it just okay?  For me, parts were good, and parts completely sucked, and I’m sure that’s the case for many of us- we’re human, after all! But even in times of darkness and uncertainty, we have the opportunity to look forward with hope of what will come next, and that’s pretty damn cool, if you ask me.

For some of us here at The Daily Feels, this month brings our last blogs on this platform.  Not for me, though- y’all are stuck with me, lol!  But knowing that a lot of my co-bloggers won’t be moving with us into the next year is a little sad, because we all came together as a band of storytellers and now our little group is breaking apart, somewhat. With that said, though, I carry so much hope in what the future brings to The Daily Feels.  The original band may be breaking up, but we’ll keep on telling stories and adding new bloggers along the way- it’s kind of exciting, really.  Like- we’re a little like Queen- Freddy Mercury isn’t there anymore, but the band went on and even got Adam Lambert!

So, getting back to the song…May we all remember the past, and give it a toast- and look forward in hope to what the New Year brings.  That is my wish for each of you- to go forward in HOPE.  Be good to each other.  Love to each of you.

“In hope, there is life.”- Dutch Proverb

Jennifer Angarano Ricci is a wife, mother & creative soul-searcher.  She is a musician, artist, and baker, and runs her home business Baked By Jen, in addition to running her local community theater group.  She loves to sing, create and help others and tries to connect all three passions whenever possible.

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