It is very difficult for the night-owlers to sleep at night on time, that is; without thinking and even maybe overthinking about the events of the day, about the people in their lives and about their life in general and even life on a distant planet! This is especially true for a writer like me, who takes in the vibe of the moment to create something that would help her readers some day. And on the night of the new year, this thinking takes the form of reflections of the year gone by. But this is obviously only possible if you remain sober during the night. When we are able to soak in every moment of the going year, and are ready to take in the feeling of every new second of the new year, we get on a special roller-coaster ride.
The ride takes us to all good and bad memories of the year, we re-evaluate the life choices we made, we look back on the lessons learnt during the year, and in this entire ride, we keep seeing the people who came into our lives and went away. The year 2016 has been a tough year for most people I know, even for myself for that matter and I had seen people literally cursing the times and moments of the year.
Well, obviously everybody has reasons and we are in no way trying to say that whatever happened to you was not worth being sad for, but think of it, is anything more important than your peace of mind? No, right? So, why do we have to take the baggage of sadness to the next year, and already burden the poor new year. What we should do instead is that we should take in all the happy moments and take the lessons from the sad ones, and prepare ourselves for a new start, without having too many big-big expectations, but only having the hopes that things might turn out to be good.
Any moment is only that good or that bad as we make out of it. Let me tell you all of this through my experiences of the year. Frankly, even for me, the year 2016 was not at all sweet. I had the worst experiences, things only went worse till the point where I was left wondering, what next, but then, all those storms made me find the real me. I am a perpectual optimist and have a habit of finding something positive, even from the most heartbreaking of situations, and this aspect of my personality helped me come out of the storms, with great strenght. This is the reason why I always say to anybody who talks to me about life and its difficulties, that we should never leave being positive in life. Every cloud has a silver lining and we only have to reach to the edge to see it, but if we get bogged down by the enormity of the thunderous cloud and quit, we will never be able to see the silver linings.
One of the toughest things that I had to do this year was to quit my well-paying job, where I had a great post in my office. But, when the life calls you for a calling, you need to go out of your comfort zone. I left my comfort zone, without even thinking where will I land, and obviously I was uncomfortable for a few days, but then I found the sweetest thing possible. Though, as a writer, I had found it way earlier that I love making people smile and think positively through my words, but had never thought of running my own website where I would do just that; publish only that content, which leaves a person with some kind of positive and happy feeling. But, as you are here now, you know that this is the reality, my biggest reality and I am really happy that I am doing this. My hard times gave me reasons big and strong enough to create something for the people and for myself where we can find reasons to smile. Okay, enough about myself! Coming back to the main point, basically, I was trying to tell you all, that we all may have felt that 2016 gave us too many pains and it was very bad year, but then it also gave the most treasured lessons and great amounts of courage and strength to be what we are. We may have faced a lot, but 2016 prepared us to face the coming year and its challenges head-on. We can be happy if things automatically get better, but now we also have the power to make the necessary changes in our lives. Now, isn’t it the best gift that 2016 could give us for the new year?
We all are stronger and more powerful versions of ourselves, and that according to me is what should matter at the end of the day. We should leave the sulking and be happy that this time, we are truly new and are facing the new year with new sensibilties, which can make only make things go in the right direction.
Happy New Year to all and please be happy, that is only what I ever ask for, from all of my lovely readers. 🙂