Like every day, every New Year comes with a big Hope.
At the end of every day we look back the day to see whether it was a bitter or better day. In most of the days it is neither bitter nor better and generally in between bitter and better. Only a very few days give us the sense of pride and satisfaction of the day.
But the story of dawn is different. Every dawn gives us the Hope - the hope of making the day better and better and sometimes, even better than the best.
Unfortunately, as the day progresses, by habit, we do the same mistakes and commit the same blunders and look back the day with helpless (or hopeless) position. That is the reason, many of us don’t even look back what had happened during the day (hope you agree with me).
As every day comes with hope, every year comes with a BIG HOPE. At the beginning of the year, we put lot of resolutions – from possible tasks like waking up at a particular time (in the morning ??), regular exercise, good diet, etc. to impossible tasks (?) like keeping the spouse happy at all times, getting good name from everyone, etc. But at the end of the year we come back to square one (??).
If we are able to count most of our days with pride and satisfaction, then the year that goes by would give us a sense of accomplishment and we can really look forward with greater hope and faith. For this to happen we need to come out of the clutches of our own habits. Osho says, “Any habit that becomes a force, a dominating force over you, is a sin. One should live more in freedom. One should be able to do things not according to habits but according to the situations”.
Michael Altshuler puts it, “the bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot”. As a Pilot let’s make the most of our valuable time and see every day and every year a successful and joyful one.