Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you out there and I hope that 2015 is full of happiness and prosperity for you and your loved ones. After some amazing few days of vacation, I am back to write and inspire.

You know what I love about a new year? It gives you a chance to correct all your past mistakes and be a better person in the coming year. It gives you a sense of hope for the future and and lets you introspect on your past. Every year, we make resolutions about being a better person that what you were last year. Not all of us succeed in keeping up with all the resolutions, we follow some of them and ignore the others. Yet, one day, you realize how much you’ve changed over the years, little by little. You discover a new self, a different self. But, no matter what changes you experience in your life, you are always yourself.

Past is a dangerous thing. It fills you up with so much negativity that you start to question yourself and your values. We all make mistakes. It is an inevitable disease with neither a cure nor a prevention. But, there is a deadlier disease; repeating your mistake. It has no cure, once you repeat your mistake, you have to live with the consequences. But there is definitely a prevention; learning from a mistake. Every year, when you wish to be a better person, all you want is to learn from those mistakes and hope that you never make that mistake again. New Year gives you a very good opportunity to correct all our mistakes and learn from them. Another thing new year helps you with is carrying on the good deed of the past. We often ignore the good deeds we do. It is important to carry forward the goodness in you to the next year because it helps you in the process of improvement.

Similarly, future is not dangerous, but mysterious. We never know what is going to happen to us. All we can do is hope for a good new year, if not better. New Year is when you hope for second chances, new start-ups, a fresh start and sometimes, a replay of the past years. It is not safe to dwell in the future, worried, anxious or excited. All we need to do is hope, and then, live. Life is nothing without hope. When you start hoping for things, you set in motion, a series of events, which can change your life completely, in ways you can never imagine.

With time, we all change. We all hope for better. Ten years ago, you might be a really different person from what you are today and you never know what you will be like, ten years later. With time, we all become our own doppelgangers. Same person but different life, different personality and different dreams. But despite all these differences, there is one thing that never changes ; YOU!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly writing challenge: “Ice, Water, Steam.”

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