Alright people. Here we are, entering into a new year…and me wishing you a very happy new year and that you get all that you wish for!
So, with new year, comes another popular word ‘RESOLUTION’. I don’t think there’s anyone out there who’s not heard this word. More than celebrating the new year, people think over new year resolutions, that they know would never be followed. They have become like promises, made to be broken. Anyways, the best time to have resolution/s is December end and January start. But believe me, the resolutions that are made apart from the stated time of the year are more successful. Have you made any? If yes, are you going to fulfill them? Well, the answer lies with you.
The purpose behind this post is not just wishing you all a happy new year and talking about resolutions. Its something else too. REALIZATION, that I find has more importance than resolution.
A few hours ago I was talking to my cousin. We were initially talking about how many people wished us new year at 12.00 am. She told me that her school friend called her too. She was happy. I also know that girl, so I asked my cousin about her well being and all. What I came to know was a lil shocking. Her friend is suffering from thyroid disease. She is 24 yrs of age. She is on bed rest and is seriously unwell. This is the time of her life when she should be enjoying the blossoms. I dint feel good when I heard this. Then I came to know some more similar instances about other people whom I know. It feels that inspite of having everything, they dont have the most important thing, happiness and peace of mind.
As we were talking about all this, we both agreed on the fact that no one.. not a single soul is happy in this world. Everyone has his/her share of worries and sorrows to take care of. I dont think that I ever saw those sufferers doing something bad to anyone. But still, they were living till their time of death. And then I realized that the problems that these people are facing are much much much bigger than what I face. By god’s grace, I can be called a healthy person. I work, I earn, I am sane enough, I am independent. I feel all this matters a lot to have a proper life. At least I dont have to be at the mercy of others to sit and stand. Still, I am not happy???
Just because I don’t have the food I wanted to have? or I could not talk to the person I wanted to? or I wasn’t given a holiday when I wanted to have? Goddd, these reasons seem so tiny in front of the harsh reality that people are facing out there. I realized that I had no right to be angry or upset over such things that should not affect me. I realized that instead of getting irritated or frustrated over trivial issues, I should try to remain happy for what I have. Instead of feeling dejected over the point that my best friend did not wish me new year, I should understand that we are still friends.
My cousin then told one thing that I don’t think I would ever forget – ” It really feels bad to look at such ‘once lively’ people in such a pitiable state, waiting for death. You never know what may happen the next moment, so live your present in such a way that you have no regrets later. Everything is uncertain. Remain happy for yourself. Live for yourself. Enjoy what you have.” And that’s right. I should be happy and thank god for each moment that I spend in his care. New year does not mean that you would enjoy only the beginning, it means that you have another 365 days (366 days in 2012) to make your dreams come true., to fulfill your desires, to make someone(it may be you) happy.
I know this post is a little dull for a day like today, when almost the whole world is rejoicing. But I really wanted to share this with you all. These realizations that I had last night, that would help me become a better person. I now feel that resolutions alone are not what make your life a success, you also have to have some realizations that would help you find the right path. I hope you find something of importance in this post. I want to start my new year with these realizations in my mind. I don’t want to pretend anymore that everything is alright with everyone and I am the only one who is suffering. I want to be happy and I want to make others happy. Here, I decided what I want from new year and its time you also have some conversations with yourself !! Remember, when you smile, at least one person is there, without doubt who smiles with you!
Again, I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Enjoy and Succeed in whatever you do! 🙂