Saturday, December 27, 2008

The December!

Seconds, minutes, hours and days were passed by me just like that and now when I look back I have already completed living one more year of my life. A year filled with the little pains which helped me to understand what it takes to be alive?, the failures that made me a stronger person than before, the successes that encouraged me keep on moving, and last but not the least a bucket full of memories that reminds me of this journey. So far so good, oh! maybe I don’t have anything to regret for the roads I have travelled, the places I stumbled up on, the paths I crossed, the people I met on my way, for the life I learned to live and appreciate whatever happens is for some reasons in our lives and only then we able to identify what actually we are & then the dreams are not too far from the reality.

The reality I live, I have always told myself that the world is nothing more or less than the image that you can create for yourself out of it. It’s my own world and I cherish every moment spent here. Looking at the retiring calendar hanging on the right hand side of my room’s wall, year after year, I have learned that each one of them has a purpose in it for us, to accomplish certain things that will determine where we are heading for … There was one such day for everyone of us to recognize that we have done something not just to prove anybody else then ourselves, followed by a quick realization that still a long way to go but you have taken the much needed step for it. Possibly, I can recall one such day of this year. I maybe blessed on many occasions but certainly the beginning of this year unveiled me a darker side of the life where I struggled to fight back for quite sometime before I could accept the impossible truth that there exists no life beyond your own imagination. Nevertheless, the beauty of life is that it demands from you only the strength you posses. A flash moment in life and then happened a series of good things here and there which eventually became part of the rollercoaster ride I am on.

Personally, I would like to count the year 2008 for everything that can come to my mind, a mixed bag. And with the countdown for the New Year 2009 is already started, amidst the global economic meltdown and around the chaos of terror attacks, finally found some reasons to cheer up and we at workplace celebrated this December together.

So I am hoping & wishing you all Merry Christmas and a very happy & prosperous New Year in advance.

P.S : I am back to business & gradually recovering from the bloody cold.

24 comments:

Vamsee said...

Nice piece. I liked this line a lot"
the beauty of life is that it demands from you only the strength you possess"

alok said...

Vamsee, Thank you :)

Winnie the poohi said...

Ah you think it all through dont you :)

Left me with a smile.. I am doing my set of reminiscing yet its nowhere as rounded out as urs.. its more like a ranting session :D

GMG said...

Hi Alok! Glad to see that you're recovering well! Hope you had a great holiday season and wish you a 2009 much better than we can anticipate and at least as better as if your dreams come true! Health, Peace, and… some money to spend… ;)
As for Blogtrotter, it’s visiting the Red Fort in Delhi. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

indicaspecies said...

Hi Alok,

Thank you for your visits to my blog and your good wishes.

I take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year. May 2009
bring all the joys and happiness that you seek.

With my best regards,

celine

indicaspecies said...

Well written post.

Life is a rollercoaster, just gotta ride it..with its ups and downs. Cheers!

rauf said...

a week in paradise is enough to make you mad Alok. Angels will bore you to death, yes no death there thats another tragedy. You would be missing the villains of the world Presence of pickpockets and burglars make you alert and careful. you spend good money to buy locks. Manic drivers make you cross the road carefully.

Life is made up of pleasant unpleasant, smooth and rough building blocks. In the end the building would look ugly, however you try to make it look beautiful.

rauf said...

wishing you a peaceful, tension free 2009 Alok

~vagabond~ said...

Such a wise post. And I too believe in "everything happens for a reason" and that the people, the places, the experiences we encounter in our life are all there to teach us a lesson about ourselves.

Hope you have a great year ahead! :)
PS. And hopefully you've recovered from your cold.

Fida said...

Deep thoughts, impressingly written.
I wish you all the best for 2009!

GMG said...

Hi Alok! Hope you survived the cold, the food and the champagne, and entered 2009 in great shape! ;)) Happy 2009 once again!
Blogtrotter will be posting on Delhi the next weeks; lots to see… Hope you like it and wish you a great weekend!

Diva said...

If I had to sum up the year gone by in a few words to say how I feel... then I'd put everything the way you have written in this blog.... WORD-TO-WORD!!!!

I truly believe that we are all here for a purpose and that in some way, the time passing by and the experiences we have are preparing us for the ultimate reason for us being here!!!!

Happy New year

Cheers

Dust Unsettled said...

Hi Alok, very nice post... kind of epilogue to the skit of ur life for the year 2008. Keep learning and keep living...

alok said...

poohi, thank you :) I am glad to know that it left you with a smile.


GMG, thank you so much for the wishes. I am regularly checking your blog, and now its more interesting exploring Delhi there :)

alok said...

Celine, Thank you so much for the wishes and the same goes to you too :)



rauf-ji, glad to see your comment here. You too have a wonderful new year.

alok said...

vagabond, thankQ, thankQ :) Yeah! I am almost recovered from the bad cold.

Wish you too a great n happy new year!

alok said...

Fida, Thanks for the encouraging comment and the wishes. Happy New Year to you too …


GMG, Yeah! I am back & sound now :)

alok said...

Diva, I am glad to know that you liked it and as always for echoing my thoughts.

Happy New Year to you too …

alok said...

Dust Unsettled, Welcome! sir-ji, Thanks for dropping by here and the comment :) Keep visiting …

Pri said...

///The reality I live, I have always told myself that the world is nothing more or less than the image that you can create for yourself out of it.///

loved this line...i guess 08 was a growing up year for all of us...
hope this year proves a lot better for us in ways more than one...

on that note, wish u a very happy new year :)

Pri said...

///The reality I live, I have always told myself that the world is nothing more or less than the image that you can create for yourself out of it.///

loved this line...i guess 08 was a growing up year for all of us...
hope this year proves a lot better for us in ways more than one...

on that note, wish u a very happy new year :)

thoughtsprevail said...

Dude,
Where are you? No blog updates since many days :)

Keep Blogging and rocking !!!

-Himanshu Sheth

alok said...

pri, thankQ ah!!!! I am glad you liked it :) and hey! thanks for the wishes and the same goes to you too :)

alok said...

Himanshu, I guess new year means loads and tons of work :) I am trying to catch up with it. And see I am here ....