Actually, every day should be a new start.
This year, I asked for a new set of eyes and a new heart - and I think I'm slowly getting that...
I've been seeing so much more of my own iniquities, my own faults and failures - and it's humbling. It's a bash on my pride, which has been festering from many wounds, but still unwilling to fall.
God answers prayers... that's definitely one thing I've realized more and more this year.