365th day of the year is almost over. Just a few
minutes more and I’ll be given 366 fresh pages of life to fill in. What do I
look forward to? Will 2016 be good? Will it be better than 2015? Honestly, I
don’t know. But am I really ready to take on 2016?
A new year, a new beginning is what we expect. But can I
write on the fresh pages if I still keep scribbling on the old ones? Definitely
not! The mind goes back into the past. But I can’t dwell on my past laurels and
stop improving myself. I can’t keep thinking about my downfalls and the pain
that I went through in the past year and keep feeling sorry about it. The past
is past. Nothing can be changed. Or do I keep thinking about the future and
stop doing what I want to do? Is that the way I want to live my life in the new
year? Definitely not!
So how do I want to live it then? I want to live in the
moment. I will keep in mind the lessons I learned from my past experiences, but
I will not dwell in the past- the pain, the bitterness. I will make my
decisions consciously thinking about the impact that they will have on my
future, but I won’t let the “what ifs” ruin my present moments. So the word I
chose for the year 2016 is “Present”. Not only do I want to live in the
present, but I also want to be a present in the lives of people who matter to
me by doing the little things I can to make them happy. I want to bid adieu to
all the anger, bitterness and pain of 2015. I want to forgive and forget it
all. The present is what matters to me and what will matter to me.
2015 has been a great year for me. I don’t just want to hope
that 2016 will be good for me, but I want to make an effort to make it good.
Things may go wrong and I may be lost, but I want to make an effort to correct
my mistakes and find my way back. I want to be strong to face the challenges
that come my way. But most of all I want to live for today, everyday!
Happy New Year Everyone! May 2016 bring your loads of
P.S.: With this post I finish the daily blogging challenge
that I took up for December. I also finish my blogging resolution to write 100
posts in 2015. So what is my blogging resolution for 2016? Blog more, blog
better! More on that soon.
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