Since my childhood I have observed everyone around me celebrating the arrival of a year with tremedous zeal & enthusiasm. They buy greeting cards (paper ones which are eventually replaced with e-cards) and give it to their friends and relatives wishing them all the best for the coming year. Everybody wishes that the coming year brings them loads of good luck and makes their lives richer, healither and happier.
All most everyone now a days get so pumped up on 31st December that they come out of their shells to welcome the coming year with tremendous spirit. People who are generally reserved and shy & would not open up tend to burn their entire energy that night on the dance floor. I must admit they increase the TRPs of the dance floor.
Apart from celebration there is another thing that has caught onto people’s imagination ‘Resolutions’. And often people repeat the resolutions of the last year, as they had not been able to follow it up.
So 31st December has turned out to be a day of celebrations and resolutions of which none of them last. As we sleep walk into another year we forget all the promises we had made to ourselves and fall back onto our old habbits and patterns that serve us in the short run creating tremendous damage in the long run.
Is it possible that we live each day with the same enthusiasm as if it is the 1st day of each year and celebrate the night as if it is 31st december? Why not make ‘daily resolutions & promises and keep it through the entire day’ and celebrate at night ‘to know that we have succeed in keeping our promises and to welcome the next day with renewed energy and enthusiasm’.
“Nothing great is ever achieved without working hard to lay a solid foundation”
It has been a while since I had been to a village fair however I get instantly turned on with the thought of it. Last week I accidently came accross a fair during my trip. And I must tell you I had a wonderful time out there seeing, witnessing and experiencing the colourful extravagenza.
I ate to my heart’s content without giving a second thought to food hygiene. I tried shooting at the ballons and throwing the dice at the dolls and I must tell you I won big time and collected goodies. However within me I was searching for a special thing and almost like a child I jumped in excitement upon seeing that thing. Its a PingPong ball.
I went straight to the seller and bought a dozen of them and gave it as a gift to the children playing around. My companion to the fair was taken back by my behaviour and wanted to know ‘What is so unique about this ball?”
I without pausing told her this ball teaches us two valuable lessons:
A) The ball goes down hits the floor and bounces back higher; it reminds me of human beings. Most of us go through ups and downs in our lives. However the ones who achieve lasting success are the ones who learn to bounce back everytime they are down.
B) It also reminds me of society or people around us that are mostly myopic and become critical of people going down. As they only see the ball (person) going down and fail to see that soon it is going to bounce back stronger & higher. Therefore never underestimate or criticize someone who is going through a tough time. As well never fall prey to others negative tweets while you are going down.