A New Year's (Rosh ha-Shanah) tradition in Judaism enacts the renewal of forgiveness. People go to a river, stream, or the ocean and throw clothes, stones, or bread crumbs into the water to symbolize the casting off of their faults and failings. Incorporate this or a similar ritual into your celebration of the New Year, a birthday, or an anniversary.

Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat in Spiritual Rx: Prescriptions for Living a Meaningful Life