If you bought a pair of new shoes, a new pen, a new watch, a new dress, a new bike, a new car, or a new house, you feel good about it and are generally seen walking around with a sense of satisfaction on your face...
Same should apply to new year day and rather the new year month : New hopes, new dreams, new thoughts, new ideas, new wishes, new confidence, and a new self should reflect on your face on New year day and of course be recalled more than once throughout the year.
I was going home by sleeper bus on 31st Dec 2008 night and was not quite sure what to expect ( other than a few messages and phone calls from friends who are awake at the hour and whose messages can manage to navigate through the cellular traffic jam at 12:00.A.M) on a new year night in a bus.
It was 12:00A.M, finally... I prayed for a quick quiet minute that all should be well this year and said a quick thanks for the past year's experiences and life in general. The bus stopped for a five minute break in a petrol pump in Bangalore - Hosur Road. Unsure whether or not to get down from the bus, I looked out of the window. The college gang with me started getting down from the bus and I thought I will step out too..
The boys at the petrol pump were all wishing each other happy new year.. There was another gang of boys who probably got off duty during the day... They burst crackers to welcome the new year 2009. One of the boys from the group carried a vanilla cake and few coke bottles across to people who were on duty at the petrol pump.
They probably had no money for all the usual party expenditure, but surely had a lot of those new dreams, new hopes, new wishes and new confidence in them....The smiles on their faces is something I will never forget...
The Cold winter mid-night....The Star-studded sky.....The Smiles....The Crackers....The Vanilla Cake....The Coke...The New confidence... The New hopes....The New wishes.... The New dreams...The New people..... All these gave a New meaning to the word 'New' on New Year Day. It was 12:05 A.M on January 01 2009 and time for the bus to leave.... As I stepped inside the bus, I felt gifted and very special..... and I wish everyone of you a New year that makes you feel gifted each day :)