Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year...

2014 is over and now we are already in 2015. One more year passed by, actually it is not a big deal as time keeps on moving whether we like it or not. So far no one has managed to freeze time, reduce its speed or reverse the flow of it, so this process is going on since we don't even know when. But it is also true that most of us need occasions to celebrate or get together. We like to party, we like to have fun so to cater these needs markets have created new year as another occasion or festival to celebrate and enjoy. Good part of this festival is that it is not a religious one, it is not associated with any particular faith or belief so every one can participate in it with equal enthusiasm. This is the reason new year is celebrated all over the world, across all communities and by people of all ages.

People who celebrate life every day or don't wait for any particular day or occasion to have fun or to wish someone don't need any special day to celebrate anything, there whole life is a big celebration and every day is like a big festival for them. But most of us can't live like that because of so many reasons, many also think that living like this is practically not possible, I beg to differ with this but this is what common perception is. New Year day, birthdays or anniversaries are just like any other day in life but we try to make it special, people celebrate them because they want to remind them that life is worth living. They need something to look forward to and these occasions or many other festivals give this opportunity. Actually when the year changes mostly nothing changes except the calender on the desk or wall. Even the weather doesn't change (in most parts of the world it is winter), but this is an opportunity to pause in busy life and look back what we did for past 365 days and what we should plan so that next 365 days can be even better. That is why people try to make some new year resolutions, they may or may not try to complete them but they at least make them.

I personally don't celebrate these occasions if I am alone, I am not a party person or festival loving guy. I prefer solitude over chaos (crowded gatherings), I really feel out of place in big functions or parties. But if I have to attend them then I prefer to spend time with friends and family. I prefer small gatherings where we can chitchat and eat tasty food. I feel happy to see cheerful people who are in celebration mood, who are looking forward to coming days with positive enthusiasm but I prefer to stay away from all chaos which these functions create. I also think that many times lot of money and resources are wasted to arrange these functions which can be used for more useful work. But for many these occasions are also about taking a break from our regular routine and rejoice. It is very important for most of us to have some break from regular routine so that we can recharge our batteries. I also see some people who enjoy their work so much that for them every day is full of lot of fun and excitement, for this type of people no festival or new year day is necessary to enjoy because they are having fun every day. I wish to achieve this target in my life, I am close but not there yet so I keep on trying.

Celebrate these occasions if you like, have fun, party hard and then work hard also. At the same time please also be considerate about people who don't like to be part of these type of functions. Don't live boring life (boring means which you yourself don't like), do what you love or learn to love what you do, both way life becomes a big party with lots of fun. Surround yourself with people you are comfortable with, interact more with talented people it improves our own qualities. Let us make resolution to make this coming year more peaceful than last year, let's try to be more tolerant and compassionate towards our fellow inhabitants of this wonderful planet. Let's celebrate the life, let's pay tribute to all who left and remember their sacrifice and contributions. I wish everyone a very prosperous, healthy and happy new year.

Thanks for reading and please share your views on this topic.

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  1. A very happy and prosperous new year to you and your family. May your kids grow into mature and kind human beings. May they have empathy, sympathy love and care. May your wife be your eternal and ultimate companion, helping you to achieve your dreams for you and your family.

    1. Thanks a lot for your wishes sir and I reciprocate the same. Your support and guidance means a lot to me. I really appreciate it.