“Who, and what are you?” Scrooge demanded.
“I am the Ghost of Christmas Past.”
“Long past?” inquired Scrooge….
“No. Your past.”
…[Scrooge] then made bold to inquire what business brought him there.
“Your welfare!” said the Ghost.
A Christmas Carol –Charles Dickens
“For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.”
“Auld Lang Syne” –Robert Burns
Looking back; looking forward.
Be honest about failings; celebrate the good; be patient with yourself and others. And raise a cup of kindness to all.
Happy New Year.