January: the two-faced month

 The month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was depicted as a man with two faces. One looked back into the year that had passed, bearing traces of sorrow, fear, and foreboding. The other looked ahead expressing hope, anticipation, and confidence.  

– Richard de Haan

Our ancestors have shown great wisdom in selecting such a symbolically meaningful name to the first month of the year. We should begin not only the new  year, but each new day with hope, anticipation of many good things to happen and with the confidence that they will.

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