Happy New Year

January 1, 2011 Off By Miss Cellany

Dear Diary,

It has been a long time. Really! What a year it has been. I can’t believe it’s finally over. It has been a long year; and a tough one too. But I am not complaining. I am happy that I faced it all with a smile on my face. Well, that’s life, isn’t it? Amidst the cries of agony, despair and gloom, underneath the same blue sky, we all find a reason to smile. No matter how dark it is, there is always a light inside our heart. And the key is to never let that light die.

In the bygone year, there were times when I broke down completely, gave up the hopes of seeing a happy day, or even stopped smiling. But what I learned was that no matter what or who made me cry, there was always someone, at the end of the day, who would without fail make me smile. Sometimes, that someone came in the form of a loved one, a dear friend or maybe some random person. But most of the times, I noticed that, it was myself. If nobody else made me smile, I had to do it myself. And it worked. It really did.

2010 was a bag of mixed emotions for me. Death of a dear one, losing my love, losing my job, finding a new friend, finding a better job, family get togethers, learning to cook Thai food from my best friend, going on a holiday absolutely alone, falling in love with a total stranger, owning a pet dog, losing my A.T.M card (and finding it back again) – everything; I mean, everything has happened this year. Not to mention, the near escape from a bomb blast, or the time I got stuck in a lift with two unknown, unfriendly old ladies who made those two hours hell for me, or spending an entire month of vacations with dear Mom, back home, that is to say. I have been through every emotion, every feeling this blessed year.

And now, Dear Diary, as I find myself standing on the threshold of a new year, I feel, I am ready to take anything on. One very important thing I have learned is that everything is in constant flux. And the question is whether we accept change passively and get swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. I hope I have faith that the New Year is going to be joyful and full of changes. And I want to live it just like I’ve lived through the last. We need to celebrate- because it is a new beginning…And just because, it is LIFE…

I will catch up with you again in a few days time. Let me just get settled in my new job

Till then, signing off

Miss Cellany.

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