Ushering in the New Year

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365th day of the year is almost over. Just a few
minutes more and I’ll be given 366 fresh pages of life to fill in. What do I
look forward to? Will 2016 be good? Will it be better than 2015? Honestly, I
don’t know. But am I really ready to take on 2016?
A new year, a new beginning is what we expect. But can I
write on the fresh pages if I still keep scribbling on the old ones? Definitely
not! The mind goes back into the past. But I can’t dwell on my past laurels and
stop improving myself. I can’t keep thinking about my downfalls and the pain
that I went through in the past year and keep feeling sorry about it. The past
is past. Nothing can be changed. Or do I keep thinking about the future and
stop doing what I want to do? Is that the way I want to live my life in the new
year? Definitely not!
So how do I want to live it then? I want to live in the
moment. I will keep in mind the lessons I learned from my past experiences, but
I will not dwell in the past- the pain, the bitterness. I will make my
decisions consciously thinking about the impact that they will have on my
future, but I won’t let the “what ifs” ruin my present moments. So the word I
chose for the year 2016 is “Present”. Not only do I want to live in the
present, but I also want to be a present in the lives of people who matter to
me by doing the little things I can to make them happy. I want to bid adieu to
all the anger, bitterness and pain of 2015. I want to forgive and forget it
all. The present is what matters to me and what will matter to me.
2015 has been a great year for me. I don’t just want to hope
that 2016 will be good for me, but I want to make an effort to make it good.
Things may go wrong and I may be lost, but I want to make an effort to correct
my mistakes and find my way back. I want to be strong to face the challenges
that come my way. But most of all I want to live for today, everyday!
Happy New Year Everyone! May 2016 bring your loads of
P.S.: With this post I finish the daily blogging challenge
that I took up for December. I also finish my blogging resolution to write 100
posts in 2015. So what is my blogging resolution for 2016? Blog more, blog
better! More on that soon. 
 Writing this post for Blog Chatter’s Prompt- Ushering in the New Year. Also linking this to Alphabed Salad’s 2016 Word of the Year Linkup.

16 responses to “Ushering in the New Year”

  1. Dwelling in the past doesn't help, absolutely right Reema. Looks like we are in the same boat. 🙂 That's a great choice for the word of the year. I am yet to come up with one. All the best, Reema. Have an awesome 2016! 🙂

  2. 100 posts is absolutely incredible Reema! Unbelievable to a greater extent!
    Loved your enthusiasm in this post and I wish you an amazing year ahead !

  3. Kala Ravi says:

    That is a good choice Reema…PRESENT. Being in the now! Wish this year is even more happening for you and you fulfill all your dreams for the New Year.

  4. In this fast-paced world, being present is so valuable. It's something I'm striving to do in the new year as well. Happy New Year and I hope you can be more present in 2016.

  5. Becky says:

    This is very inspiring and hopeful. Congratulations on 100 posts in 2015. It's been a long time since I had 100 posts in a year. Maybe I will shoot for that this year. Congratulations and best of luck this year!!

  6. Laurel Regan says:

    What a great word you've chosen! All the best to you in 2016!

  7. bellybytes says:

    What a positive attitude! Indeed it is better to live in the present rather than brood about the past. But often times the issues of the past have to be resolved before we have a fulfilling present

  8. Very true word you have chosen, Reema !!! Present is really a gift !!! Happy 2016 !!!

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