I hope it is not too late to write about my expectations from 2013, as this baby named "2013" is already 3 days old! My mind has taken time to register the fact that past (2012) is gone. Whatever it was, good or bad, it is gone now. For me, it was combination of both. If I ever look back, I will think about the good things only. The Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho has rightly said,
"One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished."
We have already stepped into a brand new year. A different life awaits me this year. Life will come to me with its new challenges and it will teach me new lessons. Life is unpredictable. Its twists and turns never fail to surprise me. I do not have any long terms goals. I believe in day-to-day evaluation of my life and myself.
Take life one day at a time. Every day before going to bed, review all the things you have done and said to others after waking up in the morning. Learn from your mistakes and do not repeat them next day. Forgive yourself for those mistakes and move on. Also, think about the good things you have done. Thinking about the good things will give you tremendous peace of mind and it will encourage you to do more such good things. Do not judge yourself too harshly. All I expect from 2013 is I keep promises that I have made to myself and those are:
I promise to practice yoga everyday
I promise to work on my flaws
I promise to live a simple and honest life
I promise to be happy
I promise to thank god everyday
I promise to appreciate small things in life
I promise I wouldn't take anything and anyone for granted
I promise to love others and myself
I promise to stand up against any wrong
I promise to make good memories
I promise to update my blog often
I promise to eat more healthy foods like green vegetables and fruits.
I promise to learn something new
I promise to learn cooking
I promise to read newspapers and books daily
I promise to call my friends and family often
I promise to take care of my skin as I am heading towards 30 after 5 years.
I promise to drink more than 2 liter water everyday
I promise to be brave
I promise to be the reason behind someone's smile
I promise to forgive others and myself
I promise to be the "change" I expect from others
I promise to "LIVE"
I promise to "LIVE"
That is a long list of promises. I am sure I would love the final product of myself which would come out from keeping above mentioned promises. Hope I can keep my words. Best of luck to me ! :-D
Happy Blogging and Live every moment!!!