We celebrate New Year's Day by watching the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl (and assorted other bowls, though rather than being known by animals, plants and party terms, many carry corporate names),going to the mall, going to the movies, taking down the Xmas tree (if you have one), playing U2's "New Year's Day" and watching the Twilight Zone Marathon on Syfy.
We take a moment to ponder it all, before we go back to what passes as normal life. Resolutions are made and they will be broken. For those who enjoy momentary warm weather, we wonder if there is another storm on the horizon.
If we are into sports, we wonder who will win the BCS Championship Bowl, if our favorite pro football team will get the nod to the Superbowl and if you are a baseball fan, you will be counting the days until opening day. If you are into skating, your eyes are on the US, European and other country championships and hope that your country's team will stand aloft the podium at Worlds.
If we are not, we think of other things.
I'll be thinking of many things. My uppermost thought is to do as much as I can with the time that I have.