Crackers…loud cheers… laughter..and much more everywhere.
The atmosphere is filled with the joy of welcoming the New Year.
It was 12 at night, the phone was buzzing with thousands of wishes from across the world, her friends and relatives. Even if she was quite sleepy, she sat and replied everyone, as she didn’t want to be the one to disappoint anyone around and of course she wanted to share the joy of the beginning of a new year.
She was enjoying, dancing and relaxing on her couch, it was NewYear, she kept mumbling at times as if she was reminding herself, it is time for her to relax and enjoy. She had cakes, juices, yummy food everything set on her table. She had all her loved ones around her. She kept hugging them, cuddling in their arms, whispering everyone she sees “A very Happy New Year”. She was glowing, happy and satisfied. The room was filled with the joy of celebrations. She had her best friends along with her side, her kids, their kids. She was sharing the joy of welcoming the New Year, recollecting the days of the past years. She was giggling like a little girl.
Suddenly she fell off as she was walking, a sudden push she felt.
O yea! She was kicked by her little girl early morning at 5, for the need of milk. That is when she realized it was just a dream, an elaboration of what small cake cutting ceremony they had at home. Her daughter pushed her out and asked her to get her milk, even if she was sleepy and with no intention of having milk.
She never realized, she was off to sleep, her eyes dozed off, without even her permission. Her eyes were burning, she was struggling to keep her eyes open. The sleep -deprivation was clearly on her face. Yet she woke up and went off to the kitchen. No New miracles in the Kitchen, it is the same as she left the previous night.She cleaned up and started her so-called New day with boiling milk ( Shubh Arambh – meaning New Start).
Every year is always a promising one, She never had any resolutions to start off. But it was indeed a New Begining, we never know what we learn as we go by.
The joy of welcoming the NewYear was something that never clicked her at times, because on the very own first day of her New Day, she does all her jobs monotonously. Only welcoming is grand, the rest is the same.
But it was indeed a New Begining, a New Day – may be to set off something New.
The New Chapter of my life
As usual no resolutions, it’s not because am perfect, but totally imperfect and no way that is going to change from this crazy ‘Me’. Change is gradual, I cannot force myself into it, I am what I am. For me am a happier Mom, a budding writer, a good friend, a good lover, and wife and a good daughter as well as a sister.
Being good is enough for me, I never wanted to be a better person and be eaten up with the more and more expectations laid on to me.
I would love to thank everyone who is helping me to live happily and helping me in all stages of life. Taking life seriously is not a reason to live. Share your smallest joy even with the least important people in your life. Relish the bliss of being able to be happy and express.
The past year has changed many things for me, without even being expected. And Am happy that even if am stepping up on to a New Beginning, I have all with me.
I will continue to be crazier, more irritating, more talkative, more happy, sadder this whole year again. So hope you tolerate me more and be there with me, even in the coming years.
Happy New Year to all my crazy bunch of people.