I found this quote from one of my favorite theologians that seems to fit nicely for celebrating and contemplating a new year.
"Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy. It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity." -- Henri Nouwen
I hope you get some good surprises in 2013.