How Do You Welcome The New Year?

December 31, 2010
I, along with all of you, have reached the last day of the year 2010.  At each year end, I'm reminded that just after another month, I will be celebrating my birthday.  My birthday still thrills me, as it used to when I was little girl.  I still smile ear to ear thinking about the day and how I would be celebrating it and what the people close to me would be gifting me. I still smile and my eyes still shine thinking about it!  Although, now I'm thinking of using an under eye cream to scare away those would-be wrinkles (did I say would be?!!)

Jokes apart, but, really this year is coming to an end. I'm trying to sum it up.  Remembering what I was doing the last year at this time. What all happened this year in personal and professional life.  I see some clear cut phases, devoid of the flow of time, the measurement of time.  There were phases of joys and sadness, like a cycle which went on.  Probably, now I'm used to it. Probably, now, at 35 I've learnt to see every problem as a situation. and every situation as an opportunity to learn and to grow.

I always wanted to say this, and today I'm saying it, but ironically,  to the people who don't know me as a person.  I'm thankful to all the difficult situations I've faced, because it is that testing and trying times, it's that difficulties of life and people related to my life which made me stronger, which made me sensitive and humane. (I say stronger and I say sensitive, in the same breath.  Yes, you can be strong along with being sensitive, only if you know how to manage your sensitivities, which can be quite a pain!!)

I thank all of them who hurt me.  If not for you, I would never have been able to question the meaning of life and would never have thought about searching for it.... my search is still on..... but am glad, that hardships pushed me to this level.... the level of being eternally RESTLESS.

Meanwhile, everybody is talking about taking a resolution for the new year.  I ask myself, do I have a resolution for the new year? Nah! , comes the reply.  Why wait for the close of an year to decide something about yourself.  Each day, each new day, we human beings are capable of making amends in ourselves, capable of learning and capable of unlearning.  So, I don't think, I need to take any resolve today. 

The only thing I can do is to reaffirm to myself that it's fine being myself and that my thoughts decide what I am, (ie., we are what we think).  So, I reaffirm to myself that I keep my thoughts pure and that I never intend to hurt or harm anyone.....

Having said that, let me tell you dear reader, a majority of which are the youngsters that Restless is not just about musing and pondering over things, Restless has got restless feet too!! I will be partying all night with close family friends and would be having a blast at the dance floor too!! But, that is just a part of the celebration, not THE celebration for me.  If I had not expressed myself and my heart felt thoughts at this juncture and to this wide array of reader and blogger pals, I would have felt "frivolous", would have felt incomplete..... So, I sign off now.... you too get ready for the celebration!

Have a beautiful and blissful times ahead....
Have a Happy New Year 2011

With love



Delhizen said...

All the best for a resolution-free, happy, cheerful 2011

vivek said...


Hmm today is the last day we have in hand to do best possible and enjoy to its fullest as the new era is about to begin(new decade), with lots of happiness , a sense of maturity and peace around.

I was thinking to write something on 2010 .but I stopped and looked back find a connect that life is varied , coming live to you past is the backbone and memories act as experience , so just stand-up and look for the goals 2 go.

Wish You and your family a very Happy New Year 2011.

Take care

vivek said...

Life is like that ..the more we go through the tough times more stronger we become , its just may be we choose it this way to be happening with us , but the bottom-line is life is beautiful troubles in it are the boosters to bolster our spirit to move ahead more vigorously and happily.

My cell sometime ...presses publish comment auto that I often get "Oops "..

Thanks for sharing some insight and some of your space.


Blasphemous Aesthete said...

So thats how you became restless. I see.

And happy new year.

Blasphemous Aesthete

Vee... said...

Have a wonderful year ahead. I was out of town meeting friends and having good time! :)

Vee... said...

you changed your profile picture to a bird and I didn't notice that. When did that happen?

Anonymous said...

Wish you a very happy happy new year...and very warm wishes for you and your family not have anymore hardships in your life.I love you for you being yourself....I find very few such people in my space...

Ghost writer said...

Happy new year to you ...a very positive note i must say...hope you have a great year ahead...

Jack said...


I will come back to read pending posts a s a p. But I look forward to your view on my latest post.

Take care

Victor Guerra said...

Your thoughts flow deep from your heart. I liked your perspective of day to day learnings from like and scoffing at new year resolutions. Quite true. I endore the view too.

@nimesh said...

Now I know why they call you restless. Nice blog. Keep the good work up:)
Happy new year

Eleven things to do in eleven

Just like that...

Always Happy said...

I that how the blog name restless came about? ok.

Hope you have had a good start to the new year. Hope you have bright, happy and prosperous days ahead.

Always Happy

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

First of all, sorry for the delayed reply, to dear pals.

Delhizen- thanks, wish the same for you!

vivek - good to c u getting introspective again! happy new year!

BA - not the full story yet! Happy new year!

Vee - just on 31 dec, i think. Happy new year to you too!

Anonymous - wish this was not a spam!! HNY anyways!

Ghostwriter - thanks! wish the same for u!

Jack - sure, will do :)


A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

Victor - I can only say :) thanks!

Animesh - psst yes! Happy new year!

Always Happy - thanks a lot dear! You too have happy and prosperous year ahead!



Jack said...


I read pending posts yesterday but could not comment as PC was taken over by granddaughter. I fully agree with your sum up. I always say if you can not help someone, do not harm him or her. Thoughts and action being pure, I maintain that as soon as I put my head on pillow at night and can fall asleep with any burden on my mind shows that I have done NO WRONG.

Take care

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

Jack - You mean without any burden,right?

So true. and yes the little one must be in love with the machine!


Jack said...


Thanks for correcting, it is without and not with.

Take care

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