I hope all of youenjoyed reading the first in the series of Reflections 2011. Well, I can tellyou that I definitely enjoyed writing it because it brought back all thewonderful memories of 2011.
Today, continuingthis a little further, I am going to write about the ways I have thought of, to endthis year meaningfully and well, interestingly!
1.Thankyou 2011- Thinking about all the special, happy, funnymemories of 2011, I realized how none of it would have happened without all theother people who made it happen. The interesting thing to note is that I wasnot alone in any of my happy memory and I can bet that if you try and remember any of yours, you would not be in it alonetoo! So, why not take out a minute to say thank you and show our gratitude toall the people who made our year wonderful. Tell them how much they mean toyou! In the end, it is not about adding more friends on Facebook, but it is about adding more friendship to yourexisting friends.
2. Dreams 2012 - I have always been a big believer in followingone's own dreams and wishes. And although I have unlimited dreams, every year Itry to fulfill some of them. And let me tell you something, it is working!Slowly and steadily, I am getting there! Things which make me happy are trulycoming true! Isn't it amazing!
I know that it isnot possible all the time to get everything that you want! However, we do notneed to get everything at the same time. Let us make it simple! This is what I do. Every year I write down atleast 5 dreams, which I think I want, to come true in the coming year. And thetarget is to achieve at least 3 of them! Better still, write down 10. You havea greater sample to choose from. And then when you know that you just have toachieve 3 out of those 10, it does not look all that difficult at all!
So open yourdiaries, journals or laptops and write down these things which you think youwant in 2012. And write down that you are going to get at least three of them. Startwith the ones which you think are most feasible, but be reminded that life isindeed full of surprises and it will present you with something you neverexpected, but always wanted!
3. Challenges 2012 - Iam not a big fan of New Year Resolutions! For starters, I don't like anything binding. For me, I needadventure, spontaneity and surprises to live my life and not a 12 month agendatelling me what I should do! So I hardly make new year resolutions! However,what I do is that I think of a few challenges which I would like to throw uponmyself for the next year! So, think of something. Something which you have contemplated doing, butnever got to! Something which you were scared of maybe! Or simply somethingwhich seems challenging in itself. For me Challenge 2012 is going to be, 'learningfluent Mandarin'. Yeah, that's right! And I hope that next year when I amwriting Reflections 2012, I can happily put it as one of my happy moments! So,have you thought of your Challenge 2012 yet?
4. Experiences 2011 - Experiencesform the major part of our memories. Whether the experience is good or bad, itwill register. And although the good ones will bring smiles later, the bad onesbring with them lessons. Now that I am done writing down my 'good' experiences,I am going to write down my bad and sad ones. It is not the easiest task, Iknow. However, after writing the not-so-good moments down, I am also going toadd what I learnt from them and how I can avoid the mistakes in the years to come. Andyes, those are not going to be posted on the blog!
Okay! So now thatI have made my list to do before the calendar strikes 31st December, I betterget started! Do you have your list? If you have more ideas, please share!Wishing you all the best for the year end!