What is a year ? Is it a calendar full of days, dates, weeks and months? In my view, a year is nothing but a collection of moments. Various good moments, not-so-good moments, okay moments, bad moments, sad moments, happy moments — they all gather together in a motley crowd and that is our year.

Then it is left to each person to perceive it in his/her own way. It is something like the case of half full glass. Some may look at the year to remember only the negative moments and brand the year as ‘a bad year’.; while some positive people would choose to think of only the good that had happened during the span of 365 days and would wish that the coming year, too, would be the same.

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Isn’t this somewhat similar to how we human beings are? Each person, each one of us has some plus and some minus points; no one is 100% good or bad. I think, same holds true for a year. (Of course there are exceptions, but I am talking in general) It all depends on how we choose to look at it.

In India, we have a maxim which roughly translates as ‘The world survives on Hope’.So, although everything remains the same as it was in the previous year, still, while crossing over to the new year we say, ‘Happy New Year’.

So, while wishing each other a ‘Happy New Year’, we are wishing for many good, positive moments in their lives throughout the year.

For this new year, let us think of positive things and strive to create happy moments in our own lives as well as in the lives of others 🙂

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Post written for the Daily Prompt: Year



2 thoughts on “Year

  1. madhavi nadimpalli January 2, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    ‘Happy new year is the wish that spreads to one and all irrespective of age,caste n religion. So universally wishing for someones wellbeing reflects more large heartedness.
    Positive and negative is part and parcel of life and we bring balance to life inspite of it , which is why it is more human!!

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    • Savita Shetty January 2, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you so much for your nice words, Madhavi.
      And thank you for stopping by 🙂


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