"I wake expectant, hoping to see a new thing." - Annie Dillard
"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That's only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself." - Olga Korbut
"The beginning is the most important part of the work" - Plato
"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again." - Og Mandino
To 2008, I bid farewell... and to 2009, good morning :)