Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

I always look forward to celebrating New Year. Although I believe that one does not need to have a particular day to engage in festivities, the New Year is symbolic of a fresh beginning. Most of us look for that 'perfect moment' or that 'right time' to bring about a shift in our daily life and get out of our ruts - perhaps that is why people try to make resolutions...

2012 has been quite an eventful year for me at a personal level. In 2012, I earned my Masters' degree. I started my first job, realized that it wasn't something that I wanted to do and quit. 2012 also turned out to be lucky for me because it made me understand what my true calling really was. I got a lot of interesting, useful insights into my own personal world which, to a large extent, has enhanced my growth as an individual. 

According to me, 2013 is a year of gratitude. Even though I am not someone who really makes, keeps and therefore never breaks resolutions, this year I resolve to be thankful for all the wonderful things that happen to me. 

Today, I visited the Liverpool F.C. ground where I got this piggy-bank as a souvenir. The idea is not to fill this piggy-bank with money but to keep storing it with notes of anything positive that happens to me. This year I intend to make note of all the good things that come my way and preserve them in this piggy-bank. At the end of the year, I intend to break open this bank and read out all the notes that are stored inside. It is important to remember and celebrate the good things in life and these notes will serve as a reminder of those moments that made me feel wonderful. Of course, it could also help on those days when I am feeling especially dejected or morose. I have the freedom to open the bank anytime and read some of the things. Hopefully, that will make me feel better and get my spirits up again! 

I wish everyone a Happy New Year 2013! May this year be one where all your dreams come true! May you get everything that you have hoped for and much more...Cheers! 

20 comments:

  1. Happy new year :) and this piggy bank thing is a nice idea :)

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    1. Wish you the same :) Glad you liked the idea - are you planning to give it a try?

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  2. Happy New Year Divya. While in England, if possible, please visit Stonehenge, a pre-historic monument. It is 90 miles from London. I don't know how to say this in km. I think it is roughly about 140 km.

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    1. I don't think Stonehenge is happening this trip - I am currently in Nottingham visiting my brother...Maybe next time ;) Happy New Year!!

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  3. Very Nice Thought
    I would borrow the idea for my son
    It is great indeed
    And reading you , brought happiness
    Have a Great Year, and I hope you will replace the piggy bank once a month :)It is bound to be overloaded <3

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    1. I hope so too :) :) I am glad reading this made you happy! That statement spreads the happiness by bringing a smile on my face :) :) Hope you and your son have a nice time with the piggy bank!

      Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year 2013!

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  4. Oy Oy! Finally you have your piggy bank!

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    1. LOL thanks! Though the original reason for wanting it was different :)

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  5. have a wonderful new year!

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    1. happy new year wishes to you! :)

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  6. hello div....wish you a very happy new year....i really like the piggy bank idea...but like your piggy bank more....just looking at it brings a smile to my face. :) i really need to piggy bank all the good things that happen to us as individuals...because i feel, we as persons have the tendency to crib about the things that are missing in our life rather than being grateful.moreover one happy,silly moment can make all the troubles in life bearable and worhtwhile. So, here's to a GRATEFUL 2013! ciao. Sreoshi.

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    1. Hi Sreoshi!!

      Wish you a Happy New Year 2013 as well! Ha!Ha! The piggy bank is cute, isn't it? And what you said is so true - we sail through life only cribbing about how difficult our life is and ignore the good things that happen to us. I guess after a point even the good thing feels neglected and moves out of our life!!
      Let's just focus on the good things in life this year :) Cheers!

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  7. Hey there! Visiting your blog after a really long time!
    Wish you a very happy new year. :)

    The piggy bank idea is great. May the project leave you with some beautiful memories, and a lot of joy and satisfaction. I do the same thing on an ongoing basis - I have a scrapbook in which I write letters to the OH whenever the mood strikes me. They are about the good and the not-so-good things in our lives. I haven't re-read what I have written so far, but it should be a wonderful experience to do that sometime. :)

    Completely agree with what you say about new year's eve. We don't really need a day to bring about a shift in our lives, but I love the positivity and energy that the new year brings. I love considering it as an opportunity to fill up 365 blank pages the way I want to.

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    1. Hi!!

      Glad to have you here :) Hope you are doing well! Happy New Year 2013! I hope the project turns out to be exciting :) I always think of making scrapbooks but never manage to do so...But re-visiting memories is a lovely experience if there is no past one has to deal with :) :) :)

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  8. Wish you a year fullmof happiness Divya:)

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    1. Thank you Rahul! Wish you the same :)

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  9. Wish you a very happy new too Divya! Life is full of new experiences. May all the positive ones be yours!

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    1. Thank You Meera! Wish you the same :)

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