Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year Wishes


This year’s December has been too cold for my liking, but it has still remained one of my favorite months. One of the things that makes this month enjoyable is the holidays I have been blessed with, and the sheer laziness which accompanies it. The world is too dark on December days to be out bird-watching anyway, and so incredibly cold as to numb me if I cross the threshold of my door. This has served as an appropriate excuse to lounge on the sofa, reading the good old Calvin and Hobbes comic, occasionally giggling to myself as I stretch my legs, savoring what little pleasures feel like.

True, Christmas has been a subdued issue this year, but I have been all too happy to simply stare at artificial trees, baubles and electric lighting to experience the Christmas cheer. In light of the recession, I don’t think anybody’s spending a million on presents anyway! Also, the world does not look very pretty through my balcony anymore—just greyer and more forbidding. My mind does not enjoy being passive so I have allowed it to explore, and currently, it seems to have been devoting a tremendous amount of time in capturing dialogues of movies in its grey cells to challenge itself, and is feverishly drawing up resolutions which it is bound to break because the year is ending, and it needs something to do anyway.

Now, it’s the New Year’s time, and is one more reason to celebrate. It’s that time of the year when hope revives, and that is the best part. A half-hearted person sees his hopes reemerge and finds a fresh confidence awakening within him, unless he does not happen to be an incurable pessimist. Ordinary people start dreaming extraordinary dreams, and hope stirs in some part of their hearts--A hope that things can change if they have not already, that the world can get better, and that wonderful things await them just around the river bend. Individual dreams revive, and the New Year always seems to hold a promise of something extraordinary. Some people see January first as just another day. Although it is true, I’d say it is plain boring to look at it that way. January first is supposed to be a beginning—a beginning for better habits, happier days and a transformed world. It’s time to start dreaming, to be comforted, and to laugh off your burdens. It’s time to welcome hope, which is more important that welcoming the New Year. This is the secret of the New Year, which is not just about parties, balloons and cutting cakes. And this is another reason which makes December special to me. It’s very last days are what I wait for—because they are something very close to magical. There is nothing like some Christmas cheer and New Year hope to boost your confidence which helps you accept the grim facts like that of your term days starting, and that your Chemistry professor being rumored to suffer from extreme temper outburst with perfect enthusiasm. I never realized hope could be so powerful! Well then, I’ll hope for cheerful days and peaceful times for everyone. I’ve made better resolutions this time, including becoming a more frequent blogger. And hopefully, I’ll keep my promise.

And to you, friends, I wish a very Happy New Year!!! Keep wishing on stars this new season, and buy new dairies to record your life. Make promises you can keep, and may your hopes stay alive!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

14 comments:

Indrani said...

I like your interpretation of the New Year!
May all your dreams come true this year. God Bless!

Sneha said...

Hi Lakshmi!

Happy New Year! Have a joyous and fun 2009 :D

<3

Praveen G K said...

Happy new year to you too, Lakshmi!!!

Have a blast!! Somehow, have never made new year resolutions.

narendra shenoy said...

Happy New Year! May the new year bring you success, happiness and prosperity.

Shakunthala said...

Thanks Lakshmi n wish you de same..May all ur dreams come true..:)..

n ya m waiting for more blogs of u...:)

Take care...

Dips said...

Previous comment didnt go i think. May the new year bring u lot of happiness and prosperity.

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

Indrani: Thanks. I plan on dreaming up more dreams this year, since I'm so hopeful! ;-)
Sneha: Hey, hope you had a totally fab new year!! Enjoy!!
Praveen: No resolutions? I would be fun to make them because even though you'll break them someday, you'll find yourself following it for atleast one day, Jan 1st! It happened to me too! ;-)
Mr. Shenoy: Wish you the same!! And many many more hilarious posts from your pen! :-)
Shakuntala: Hey, thanks ya. ME too, waiting for more posts from you!! Do keep writing!
Dips: Well thanks for dropping in!! I left a commment on your blog too! Happy New Year!!

praneshachar said...

year 2009 must be much brighter for you and all bloggers. 2008 is past now and present is 2009. yes recession has brought US into gloom. lot of hopes on new president Obama though you can not expect wonders he can carefully reshape the relations and turn good years ahead for the universe. whole world will look at his way of working in the next one year which will be crucial for world economy and US is the main economy on which others revolve. so let us hope better things will follow
yes may be nowonwards citizens of US too will become little savings oriented. have a great blast in your all efforts in 2009

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

Thank you Mr. Pranesh, for your wishes. I'm banking on Obama too, to solve many problems. Waiting for him to get up there and get in action! :-) Have a wonderful year, sir!

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Little Lakshmi, warmest wishes for a peaceful and happy year ahead.

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

Thanks raji ma'm! Hope you have a fun-filled year also!! Best Wishes!
Lakshmi

Abraham Tharakan said...

A good post, Lakshmi. I am glad your New Year resolutions include being a more frequent blogger. That is good news for us readers.

Happy New Year to you. All the best.

Deepti said...

hey nice post!

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

Mr. Tharakan and Deeps: Thank you very much for the wishes! Allow me to wish you a very happy new year also! Have a totally fun year ahead!