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Unique New Year Wishes, Messages and Happy Greetings

When the New Year rolls around and you greet your loved ones, you may WISH that you had some unique New Year wishes, New Year greetings and New Year messages to say to them or to put on your New Year cards.  

Well, with this page on your wish has come true. Here, you will find a whole lot of rare as well as totally UNIQUE New Year greetings, wishes and messages - and on top of that we've added a bunch of old, tried and tested ones, too. Like this one, which is an absolute classic:

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You
~ New Year Wish on the World's First Printed Christmas Card, 1843 ~

Or these, which are fairly common in different parts of the world:

May you have a prosperous New Year.

Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year.
~ Happy New Year Greetings, Messages & Wishes ~

May the new year bless you with health, wealth and happiness.

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.
~ Irish Toast and New Year Message ~

May your teeth be white, your eyes be bright, and your capacity for love at its height!
~ ~

Okay, so that last one isn't actually very common - yet. In fact, it's brand new, because we just wrote it. Which leads us straight to the next set of great New Year wishes, New Year greetings and New Year messages ...

Brand Spanking New & UNIQUE New Year Wishes for You (Plus Some Rare Ones)

Picture of red punch in Champagne glass.

Like we said at the beginning, rather than stick with the just the old traditional wishes, messages and greetings for New Year, we want to present you with some brand new ones - and some rare ones - that you can bring into circulation. These new and rare wishes will be great to send out in New Years greeting cards and New Year text messages. Enjoy!

May the new year see you loving, giving and living!ng!
~ ~

May your most used attire in the new year be a smile.
~ ~

May your conscience be white, your blood run red, and your way of life be green!
~ Unique New Year Messages, Greetings & Wishes by ~

May your food and your way of life, but never your gills, be green! ~

Life is short, t,
so make it a sport
to get rid of fear
and have a great year!

~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

May your challenges accumulate and your ability to overcome them increase exponentially.
~ ~

May you succeed where no one else has succeeded before, may you fail when it will help you to learn a new lesson, and may you triumph over your failure and rise to ultimate success.
~ ~

May you always be present, and, if you cannot, be near someone who is.
~ Spiritual and Powerful New Year Greetings by ~

My Wishes for You in the New Year

May life grant you ...

12 month of love,
52 weeks of joy,
365 days of success,
8760 hours of good health,
52600 minutes of inner peace
3153600 seconds of happiness

... that's all I wish for you!
~ Funny New Year Greetings ~

If you live among fear driven sheep, may you choose to be the love driven shepherd.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

May this be a year of trust for you - a year where you trust yourself, others and life itself more than ever.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

This year, may you know the freedom of letting go.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, The Personal Development Guy

May you finally learn the meaning of sobriety or, failing that, of drinking in moderation.

May you deal with hardship and trial the same way you deal with success and
~ New Year Wishes, Messages & Greetings ~

May you discover everything you are looking for right inside yourself!
~ New Year Messages, Greetings & Wishes by ~

(Note: There'll be more rare, new and unique New Year wishes, greetings and messages further down the page!)

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Fruitful New Year Wishes: Pretty firework behind creative ice statue.

New Year is a time when we should be hoping that we have a great year, but buckling down for what we know is ahead. Bright-eyed optimism may tell you that you are going to find inner peace at last, or get the promotion, get the girl, get the new job, or get the life you always wanted this year, because THIS NEW YEAR is a magical year.

And then some killjoy comes along and tells you something like, "Oh, absolutely. This year will also see the return of pixies and unicorns to the world, the resurrection of Michael Jackson and Elvis, and of course a lot of wonderful flying pigs!" !"

Such 'negative realism' is best dealt with by quoting the British statesman, motivational speaker, author, painter, Prime Minister and leader extraordinaire Sir Winston Churchill:

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
~ Winston Churchill ~

(If you're interested in more famous quotes by this British orator, please visit our page: Serious, Sarcastic and Funny Famous Winston Churchill Quotes).

Okay, so perhaps the New Year is not going to be an easy one, who knows? There may be many problems and challenges for you to face.

Just remember this very true and wise quote by British playwright and author Oscar Wilde:

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
~ Oscar Wilde ~

No need to take those bitter trials lying down, though. Here's another one of the classic New Year wishes:

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

~ From The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr ~

... and if you replace the word 'I' with 'you' then you have a wonderful, wise and spiritual New Year message for someone you know.

Of course you COULD also go for this somewhat newer classic:

May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastro-enterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist and your plumber!
~ Funny New Year Greetings ~

Or, if you want, you could opt for this Chinese one:

May you live in interesting times.
~ Chinese Greetings, Wishes - or Curses ~

The above quote is not a New Year wish per se, but you can use it as one if you want, and the Chinese wish is very, er, well, interesting. It seems the Chinese people were so used to and fond of living a simple routine life with as little action as possible that their prime curse for others was that they live in interesting times. Or, that is how the story goes. The actual origin of this particular 'curse' has yet to be proven to be in China, though there are indications.

In any case, the truth of it is that the interesting things and times in life keep us moving, learning and growing, so may you live in interesting times in this New Year.

By the way, another interesting wish / curse purported to be by the Chinese is: May you come to the attention of those in authority. Just goes to show how much the Chinese used to cherish their good old routines - or, it shows us something about Chinese authority! And then there are other kinds of wishes as well. Such as this New Year poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcoxer Wilcox:

What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?

The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.

We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.

We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~

Or these nice ones:

May the love hidden deep inside your heart find the love waiting in your dreams. May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays.

May the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you throughout the coming year.
~ New Year Messages, Wishes, Sayings & Greetings ~

May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes, and tell the world about your virtues ... and may you do the same for everyone around you.

MORE Brand New, Unique and Rare Wishes for New Year for You

Sweet New Year: Cute cat lying next to black happy New Year hat.

We promised you a lot of rare as well as new and unique New Year messages, wishes, and greetings, and we intend to keep our word. Right here and now, in fact:

May high self esteem, positivity, inspiration and correct decision making permeate both your personal life and your business life from this day forth.s day forth.
~ Unique New Year Greetings, Wishes & Messages ~

A New Year means new possibilities, new relationships and new opportunities. May your New Year be truly new.
~ New Year Messages, Wishes, Sayings & Greetings ~

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May the dawning of this New Year open up new horizons and bring you brighter tomorrows.

Our New Year greetings and New Year messages are so filled with joy and hope at the beginning of the year, but so very often it all seems to kind of evaporate as the year drags on. In fact, it usually dissipates in the first few weeks of January.

But does it have to be like that? Of course not! rse not!

It's all up to you ...

The single most important determinant of your life experience is your free will. Feel free to use it!
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

When you end up sabotaging your own New Year's resolutions it's primarily because of your subconscious. There are two main possibilities: a) you don't actually want what you think you want (your wish or resolution) and b) you do want your wish or resolution, but there's something conflicting that you want more.

And so, in the end, nothing comes of it, no real changes occur and everything inside you (and thus in your life) stays more or less the same. Until you decide otherwise - and act upon this decision.

May you choose this year to empower yourself.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

The two best tools for personal empowerment is self examination which leads to self awareness and letting go, which leads to freedom, love, happiness and inner peace.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

May you learn how to relax your troubled, overworked mind into presence and awareness, so you can detach from negative circumstances, and change your life for the better this year.
~ Spiritual New Year Greetings & Wishes by ~

Here are some more little known and spanking brand new New Year wishes and New Year messages for you:

May you learn to cultivate the art of presence
In order to engage with those who meet you.

May you know the wisdom of deep listening,
The healing of wholesome words,
The encouragement of the appreciative gaze,
The decorum of held dignity,
The springtime edge of the bleak question.

~ John O’Donahue ~

New Year Greetings: A bottle of bear with a New Year hat on.

Here's hoping that the new year gives you the finest wine, coldest beer, smoothest scotch and wildest vodka. Happy New Year to all of you!
~ Happy New Year Greetings by Pankaj Jain ~

From this new year's eve may you smile no matter what.
And for all the happiness, your heart becomes the melting pot.

~ Happy New Year Greetings by Prashant Jain ~

May the wisdom of your higher self bless you in all walks of your life as from this day forward. And may you have the courage of your convictions to walk in the way of the Wisdom within you.
~ Deborah Anderson ~

May you find peace and joy in the knowledge that you are following your heart and doing the right thing every day.
~ New Year Greetings, Wishes & Messages ~

May you have the courage to stop doing what you think other people want you to do and start doing what is right for you because your heart tells you so.
~ New Year Messages, Greetings & Wishes by ~

When someone fails or disappoints you,
May the graciousness with which you engage
Be their stairway to renewal and refinement.

~ John O’Donahue ~

May this be the year where you sense the small still voice within and learn to trust this intuition.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

May you let go of a core belief this year and see the beauty and splendor of reality.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

May you work on yourself, Building up and refining the ways of your mind.

May you treasure the gifts of the mind Through reading and creative thinking So that you continue as a servant of the frontier Where the new will draw its enrichment from the old, And you never become a functionary.

May you have a mind that loves frontiers So that you can evoke the bright fields That lie beyond the view of the regular eye.
~ John O’Donahue ~ Woman making New Year wishes: Woman in red feather boa looking up into the air.

Not all New Year wishes need be in the second person singular (you), they might as well be in the second person singular (I). After all, when the New Year approaches, we all want things for ourselves as well, right?

The American theologian, preacher and primary spokesman and interpreter of Unitarianism r of Unitarianism William E (1780-1842) once said the following:

I will seek elegance rather than luxury, refinement rather than fashion. I will seek to be worthy more than respectable, wealthy and not rich. I will study hard, think quietly, talk gently, and act frankly. I will listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with an open heart. I will bear all things cheerfully, do all things bravely await occasions and hurry never. In a word I will let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common.hrough the common.
~ William Ellery Channing ~

Indian (Bangladesh) author, composer, artist, athlete, philosopher and spiritual teacher Chinmoy Kumar Ghose also known as Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), who lived in the USA from 1964 and was known for holding public events (races, concerts and meditations) on the themes of inner peace and world harmony wrote some beautiful things, one of which this is a short extract that serves perfectly as one of the spiritual New Year wishes that you may have for yourself:

In the New Year, a new dawn is beckoning me.
I long to fly with my soul in Infinity’s sky.
I shall give and give and I shall not ask for anything in return in this New Year.
Inside a vastness-heart, I shall lose my little "I" in this New Year.

~ Sri Chinmoy ~

And finally, though nobody knows who said it, there's this generally applicable one:

In the new year I shall be older, and bolder, but none the wiser!
~ Funny Christmas Quotes & Sayings


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