Each year on New Year’s Eve people celebrate in different ways. Some visit Times Square in New York City to watch the famous ball drop. Others attend parties and bring in the New Year with kisses and the honking of horns. Paper party blowers and confetti are constant reminders of the New Year’s excitement.
Some people eat black-eyed peas and Hoppin’ John rice for good luck while others down cake and champagne to bring in the New Year. Some build Año Viejo dolls to represent the past year and bring them into the streets to burn at midnight welcoming the New Year. There are always those who sing Auld Lang Syne and tout sentiments embracing appreciation for family and friendship.
For many the symbol of the New Year is a little baby wearing only a diaper, sash and top hat upon his head as he smiles. Baby New Year represents “in with the new and out with the old.”
Happy New Year!
We also bring in the New Year with thoughts of newborn babies in diapers but not in the same way. Babies with top hats and sashes are not in our thoughts. The poignant images that fill our minds as we welcome the New Year are of healthy and happy mothers who are giving birth to healthy babies.
However or wherever you spend your New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day isn’t what is important. What is important is being healthy and happy and setting realistic goals for the New Year. As we wish you and yours a Happy New Year, please be confident in the fact that we at Gaumard will continue in our efforts to enrich the way healthcare professionals are trained in 2015 and in years to come.