Every few last days of each year, we start to think about the next one, we say goodbye to the ending one. We think about what we have done in the past 365 days. We may have just graduated, we might have found a good job, we might have found our soul mate, we might have got married. That’s something for us, that’s something which is only about us. But have we done something for the others? Something for our society, our community, our country, our world? This could be something we can be really proud of, something we can really celebrate. For those who have already done such a thing. Congratulations, you have a concrete thing to celebrate.
Every few last days of each year, we start to think about the next one. We make promises, we make plans. Promises to make ourselves better people, plans to help our families, our community, the country that we belong to. What about the plans and the promises we had made last year, at this same time? Are they met? Are they realized? Are they done? For those who will say yes, congratulations, you have a concrete thing to celebrate.
Every few last days of each year, we start to think about the next one. Celebrating a new year has become a tradition, a ritual, a society habit. We were born and we saw people doing that, we do so, without asking questions, without bothering to find a reason. Everyone is happy, everyone is excited, we just follow the crowd. Those who have already put into perspective the “why” of this event, have found the answer, the reason they are doing so, congratulations, you have a concrete thing to celebrate.
Let’s hope that this year we will really put concrete plans, really keep honest promises. Not only plans and promises for ourselves so we can get better each year, personally and professionally. But also plans for our families, our community, our world so that we don’t get selfish, so that we can give something to this world, contribute to its history. Let’s hope to not only think about ourselves, but also about the others, about where we are living, about where we belong to. Now I can say “Happy Near Year” everyone :)