2013 is for many the year of hope. We have left behind a year full of trouble and violence. The expectation is that this New Year will bring fulfilled dreams for a greater number of young people, and better financial opportunities for all.
The current financial status of the nation tells us otherwise, but humanity has always managed to continue dreaming, planning, changing and above all striving to make their future better.
We have assigned certain days as milestones even though there is no real difference from December 31, 2012 and the next day being Tuesday, January 1st, 2013, yet we have agreed that this is the day in which everything will turn New.
In fact we could do the same with everyday. We could think of each day as our last one and the best opportunity to love and create new things.
We can turn any ‘bad’ moment into a threshold to self-awareness and growth. If we decided instead to just live a Wednesday, or Friday, we are the ones setting the tone for what those days will be.
Children we think, have no concept of time, therefore we try to make them realize that there are 24 hours in a day, seven days a week, twelve months to a year, and we also tell them that there is a set time to eat and sleep. They stubbornly try to hold on to the universe. There is no separation for them from the general concert of the universe. They dance to a different tune and cannot accept or understand why grownups keep talking about time.
Have you ever offered, “We’ll go to the park on Saturday”, to a child? And then you have to put up for seven days with “Is it Saturday yet”? For him every morning is Saturday and he expects to be at the park. He is not getting ready for the day, (only grownups ready themselves), he just want to be there.
Since we left childhood a long time ago we spend everyday working towards tomorrow. Sometimes that means not having enough time to spend time with the child that you are saving the money for. Or, we spend too much time accumulating ‘the necessary’, to celebrate a birthday, or an anniversary. Instead we could have an everyday birthday celebration and be sad only on the non-birthdays. It would be quite a change to have certain days to not celebrate and just survive the day.
There have been wars and climate caused disasters. There have also been unspeakable acts of violence that have left us breathless and fearful this past year. It is up to us now to think of 2013 as the year of hope and everyday realization.
Happy New Year, Every Day of 2013!
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