The Last Day of the Year

Today dear folks, is the last day of the year. First let’s start spending it in thankfulness!
“Thankfulness,” you ask, “maybe bruised and battered, what’s there to be thankful for? Do you know how tough the year’s been for me?”
I can imagine, and in no way am I trying to belittle the problems you faced through the year,
You came through them.
You may not have won a complete victory, but you learned something from defeat.
You may not have got over the deep sorrow, over the passing of a loved one, but you have been surprised by others who have given you love and support, or maybe surprised at an inner strength you never realized you had, or felt divine comfort from above!
It’s the last day of the year, a day when we can also ask ourselves, how we could have handled situations a little better.
“Could I have controlled my temper instead of losing it so quickly, when I was insulted?”
“Did I make a foolish investment? From which I can learn something from?”
Last days, are good days, to look back, and learn from mistakes we’ve made. Opening up such follies could be a painful exercise, but certainly worth looking into, because from tomorrow, it’s all about resolutions, and I doubt, you’re going to spend any time in correction.
It’s the last day of the year, a day, when it’s good to do some dissolving!
“Resolving, Bob!” you tell me.
“No dissolving!”
Dissolving resentment, hate, anger, jealousy, and so many other emotions, which have filled your bag, and that you seem to want to go into the next year with.
So let’s take a walk, down to an old dissolving pond, which is waiting for us to throw our stuff in. Now pick up that mass of hate you got in your bag and throw it in, and one by one all the rest, yes, yes, including the anger you had with your spouse over last night’s curry without salt, or him coming home late.
Now, let’s walk back far away from that smelly pond, and with a smile on your face, either attend a party to bring the new year in or go to a religious service for a midnight service or just go to sleep.
Tomorrow, on New Year’s day, you start anew, afresh.
But today, spend some time in doing this exercise.
It’s the last day of the year..!




3 thoughts on “The Last Day of the Year”

  1. How right you are today.
    Am forced to follow your advise above. Will stay at home and contemplate, and hope for a better year from tomorrow
    Happy New Year Bob!! Be Blessed!

  2. Though with God’s grace, the passing year has been very good for me and my family, your advice is very pertinent and uniformly applicable for all of us to contemplate in the New Year and thus hope for even better years ahead.
    Wish you a Happy New Year.
    Thanks and God bless.

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