It’s December 31st. Few more hours left before the last digit of the year will change. ‘1’ will turn in to ‘2’; it’s not a big deal. From my birth, that last digit already changed 26 times, starting from ‘0’ to ‘9’. Each year, I celebrate that last day of the year with family, with friends with the hope that, the coming year is going to bring lots of happiness, success.
But this time it’s completely different, I am alone waiting for a new year, a new beginning, as for the first time I am not with my family and close friends to welcome a new year. So instead of preparing for the celebration which will start after few more hours, I am busy converting my thoughts into words.
Few hours earlier, as I had nothing much to do I switched on the television to see, the celebration that was going on across the world. People dancing, singing & partying hard. I could n’t do any of those alone, so I thought it would be better to watch these people, and to be part of their celebration, sitting alone at home. Then after some time I somehow realized that, it was hurting me more. It was as if, you are hungry and someone is eating a delicious food in front of you. So I tuned to a news channel. Suddenly I came to know that, the cyclone that hit my country few hours earlier took at least 30 lives (although it’s very early to predict the exact number).
Then I turned off the television and decided that, I would make a call to my mom. I talked to my mom, who is some thousand miles away from me. She tried her best to convince me that she was not missing me and I also did the same.
Then as I had no one to celebrate with, so I started doing, what I always do when I have nothing else to do. That was to think. So I am going to share those thoughts with you all, which came to my mind.
The last few hours made me realize that, May we all live in one world, still each one of us has different problems to deal with, each one of us has different reasons to celebrate, each one of us has different priorities in life, each one of us has different burdens to carry and each one of us has different expectations from life .
There are some people who are celebrating the joy, the happiness that the coming year will bring, some are saying good bye to the year that will end, some people are trying to know what happened to their family member after that natural disaster that happened, some people are crying in pain of losing their dear ones, some people are trying to rebuilt their home, and in the same world there is a mother, who is missing his son and there is a son who is completely alone.
May be this is how the world where we live works. We all are so busy searching for the reason to celebrate our own achievement, our own success; we forget what is going on somewhere else. What is happening with someone else, who is also just like all of us, a human. We limit ourselves in to a very small region; by dividing ourselves in countries, in state, in localities, in family and in persons.
Still there is a hope which makes each of us keep going. So I am no different, like each of you, I am also hoping that the coming year will bring lot more happiness, success, peace, togetherness in to our lives. But I am not sure if a new year can bring that or not, but we people can bring a change to ourselves and to the society for sure.
So with the hope that, everyone’s life will be full of happiness, peace & joy (no matter, if the coming year or we by our own will bring these things) I am going to conclude my last post of 2011.
Wishing You All A very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2012!