The Happiest Penguin You'll Ever See Ushers In The New Year

Happy 2015.

This video, posted four years ago by YouTuber diyar abo shows a lone penguin at a park or zoo enclosure jumping around exuberantly as the strains of the traditional New Year's song "Auld Lang Syne" play in the background.

Despite its age, it's still one of the best ways to say goodbye to the tumult of the past year and hold fast to hope for the coming one.


Here are some words of wisdom from author Neil Gaiman.

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever."

--Neil Gaiman

Thank you for all of your support, all of your comments, all of your likes, and all of your emails over the last year. Most of all, thank you to the people whose stories we were able to tell.

Happy New Year. 


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