As we approach the 12th month of this year, we do realise that time has repeatedly taught us, the simple lesson that it is not going to wait for us!!!
This year would have brought in happiness, sorrows, winners, losers, marriages and breakups, love and hate, births and deaths. A year brings all kinds of emotions to a family. A New Year is something we look forward to, like an unread book!! Isn’t it? Even though we try to foretell the future it’s still a hidden mystery!
What I would like to share this month is that, when we approach towards the end of something, like for example, the end of a game, or the end of an academic year we are put to certain tests, to judge where we stand. Similarly towards the end of the year we need to take the time and judge ourselves, whether we have used our time wisely and to our satisfaction. And how we can correct ourselves in the coming New Year.
You might have won a few battles and lost a few. It really doesn’t matter. All successful people have tasted failures somewhere in their lives. So always stay positive! Well don’t we sometimes use the phrase, “Don’t worry it’s not the end of life. You can do it"
Yes we all have come across that phrase. Be it the end of a movie or a show our minds are tuned to see a happy ending and we feel so good after experiencing a happy ending. Don't we??
Likewise during old age all that people pray for, is a happy ending wherein they are not a burden to anyone. But friends, trust me, the most dreaded feeling in old age is longevity of life coupled with loneliness rather than the real end. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s senior citizens, aren't they? None of us can escape from ageing. So this year end, let’s all take a pledge that life needs liveliness not loneliness!! Let us, as much as possible try to bring togetherness and eradicate loneliness! Let’s make it the resolution for our coming year.
Have a great month ahead!
Dr. Kavitha Sundaravadanam