So many quotes celebrate the twelve months of the year … And in this New Year’s writing you’ll find thoughts and quotes for every single month of the year to help you get inspired and excited about the new year to come.  Enjoy a ramble through the coming year with quotes, thoughts, and photos. And decide right now that 2023 will be extra special and that you will do more and be more!


“January is the month for dreaming.” – Jean Hersey

The month of January is a month for beginnings and renewals. Renew your sense of purpose this year; take on some new challenges. Dream some new dreams.

“Welcome January. The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” – Melody Beattie  


February is short; it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises.” – Charmaine J. Horde

February is the month of love. Find a way to show your love to others in this month—and to yourself, too, by staying focused and by continuing to work to see your new goals and dreams come true.

“February is the border between winter and spring.” – Terri Guillemets


March brings breezes loud and shrill, stirs the dancing daffodil.” -Sara Coleridge

March brings a lift to the spirit, a skip to the step. Around every corner are the hints and beginnings of spring, filling the heart with new hope as the days warm and green.

“March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.” – Hal Borland


“April has a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare

Let April be a lesson to you to bloom—where you are planted and in your own unique way. Get outdoors and be inspired by nature. Grow, bloom and spread your wings.

“April prepares her green traffic light and the whole world thinks, ‘Go’” – Christopher Morley


“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” – Edward Way Teale

May reminds us to be joyful, to be positive, to see life filled with promise and possibility. The flowering of Spring, the warming of the days, the greening of the earth, remind us of our responsibility to flower and to spread warmth, love, and inspiration wherever we go.

“Let all thy joys be as the month of May.” – Francis Quarles


“And since all this loveliness cannot be Heaven, I know in my heart it is June.” – Abba Woolson

June is the beginning of summer, firing in us a sense of youth, vacation, and holiday. The word June even means “young,” and the long warm days of summer lift the spirit and reduce stress. Relish June … and purpose to hold that spirit of youth all year.

“It’s better to be a young June bug than an old bird of paradise.” – Mark Twain


“July is hot afternoons and sultry nights and mornings when it’s a joy just to be alive.” – Hal Borland

Let July rouse a sense of excitement in you for the richness of summer, the richness of life. Savor it—and savor your life—like you savor an ice cream cone on a hot day. Never forget to live richly and well as July teaches.

“Life is better in flip-flops. Life is better in July.” – Anonymous


Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.” – Denise Levertou

August is a sweet and satisfying month to savor as summer draws to a close. It’s a transitional month—for looking ahead.  August is a gentle reminder that the often lazy days of summer are ending and that it’s time to get motivated and back to work again to fulfill your goals.

“August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.” -Joseph Wood Krutch


“In many ways September feels like the busiest time of the year.” – Brene Brown

September is the “settling back into school” month—and a reminder to value education and to always be a reader and a lifelong learner. Learning is your passport to the future, the creator of new ideas, the aid to fulfilling all your plans and dreams. September is a reminder to stay generative and to never grow intellectually stagnant.

“Let’s strive to be better in September.” – Charmaine J. Forde


“Ah, lovely October, as you usher in the season that awakens my soul, your awesome beauty compels my spirit to soar like a leaf caught in an autumn breeze and my heart to soar like a heavenly choir.” – Peggy Toney Horton

There’s a sense of change in the air in October—a newness that settles in, a time to relish the way the leaves change color, the air grows crisper—an energetic time and a time to conceive, believe and achieve.

Don’t waste October sunshine.” – Katherine Arden


“It was November—the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep sad hymns of the sea, and passionate wind songs in the pines.” – L.M. Montgomery

November reminds us that change can be a beautiful thing, even as it heralds winter coming. November is a month for gratitude and thanksgiving, to reflect on all we have to be grateful for. A time to reflect on all we have accomplished in the year and on all we can yet do.

“Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day a day of thanksgiving.” – Charmaine J. Forde.


“The lights are twinkling. The snow is flying. It’s time to say hello to December.” – Anonymous

It seems we are never ready for December when it comes. Yet, despite any concerns about all we haven’t accomplished in the year, or how unprepared for the holidays we are, December comes “twinkling” in and there is always something special in the month to be gained if we would watch and listen for it. Better to love December, as children do, and to leave a little sparkle and wonder wherever you go. And remember to spread that sparkle in the new year to come.

“Of all the months of the year, there is not a month half so welcome to the young, or so full of happy associations, as the last month of the year – [December]. – Charles Dickens


See you again in February!!!

Note: All photos my own, from royalty free sites, or used only as a part of my author repurposed storyboards shown only for educational and illustrative purposes, acc to the Fair Use Copyright law, Section 107 of the Copyright Act

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