Every Day is a fresh beginning.
Listen my soul to the glad refrain.
And, spite of old sorrows
And older sinning,
And possible pain,
Take heart with the day and begin again.
This poem seems to me eminently suitable to stand at the beginning of a new year, not only a new morning.
It has been used in a UK hospice to bring comfort to patients.
Susan Coolidge is the pseudonym of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in January 1835.