It certainly means that the numeral has changed from 2009 to 2010.
A whole year has passed and only memories are left of it – good and bad
Is the year “new” or will we be “new”?
That we may have another year to appreciate Life that God has given us
It surely means that we all have grown older
And therefore inching towards death.
What does “Happy New year” mean?
Happiness is relative.
Some are happy being selfish and the “new” year is used to further fuel their selfish desires
Many people’s happiness is gained at the expense of other people’s misery.
I have never understood the New Year celebrations since I was a teenager. Growing older, I realize that people are simply creatures of habits and rituals – they simply do things that they do not understand because everyone else is doing it.
So, I won’t wish you a Happy New Year. From the bottom of my heart I wish you and myself the following reminders and wishes:
“May you all be less burdened in life and may you all cause less burden to others. If you cannot make the world a better place, do not make it worse.
While you are struggling to live a life, remember others have been given life to live too.
While you find your brown skinned child deserving of all the good things in life, try to remember that the yellow, black, white, etc children too have that same need. Sharing will not kill you. We will all die one day without trying.
While you believe you love God and have found a way to express your love for Him, try to remember that others too have found their way. Being violent in expressing love is not love – it is narcissism, violence and dangerous obsession.
Let us remind ourselves that our “good” station in life is a gift, not a representation of our ability. Like wise our “poor station” in life is not a representation of our ability either. It is a test and we will overcome”.
Wish you all a less burdened and sharing journey in this temporary life!