Normally the new year is ushered in by celebration, fireworks, new resolutions,plans, optimism, good food or dining. And as far as I know this has been happening in my lifetime and even before.
Maybe some parts of the world has already started the celebration and you may have done what you believe is best or appropriate.
My suggestion is simple but I believe is powerful. Come to think of it a year could be both long and short. We will have 366 days, 24 hours each day. We do not know exactly how 2012 will come out to be.
Here is my suggestion, let us start the year with prayer. Yes prayer. Prayer submits ourselves to our Creator. Our Creator knows what He designed us for and He will let us know if we ask Him. Let our prayer be personal and in secret. Make the best prayer you can make and try to listen to what God is telling or will tell you and do what He tells you.
For Christians we end our prayer in Jesus name. I do respect other faiths but there can only be One God and He is the One who answers prayers.If we do not know what to pray for, ask God too.
Let us start our year on our knees , so we will end later on our feet.By the way prayer is our wireless or direct line to God.