Happy New Year 2021!!!
If there’s one lesson that the wise would have learnt through the rigours of 2020, it’s about how to make the best of a less than ideal situation. And that’s the exact same learning that we need to put into practice, as we bid adieu to 2020 and usher in 2021 without any fanfare or big celebrations with family or friends. There’s a night curfew we must respect, like we respect life itself… even if it’s the biggest eve of the year – New Year’s Eve!
Just like the wise saying, ‘When fishermen cannot go to sea, they repair nets’, we too need to continue biding our time with both – patience and precaution – and continue repairing our nets, which one must add, were sure as heck in need of repair! We’ve let way too many important things slip away inadvertently, through the tear in our nets… consumed as we’ve been by our hectic lives, which debilitated our vision from noticing the increasing gash.
Interestingly, just like its ophthalmic connotation, where ‘20/20 Vision’ denotes visual acuity or impeccable eyesight, the year ‘2020’ too made us see various life truths with crystal clarity. We were put under house arrest, with life coming to an instant standstill, and enough time on our hands to uncover, discover, realise and set right so many things.
It’s been a tough year – but it’s over. And may its end set the precedent for the pandemic to follow suit. As we inch towards the New Year, with a renewed sense of self and renewed insights into things that really matter, let’s hope and pray for the healing of those who endured losses, and for the safety of all, till the new vaccine makes its way to us.
Let’s welcome 2021 with a sense of gratitude and embrace the new world order which has underlined for us, the fragility of life and the significance of its indispensable constructs, like compassion, courage, positivity, hopefulness, happiness, service… but more than all else, a revitalized sense of respect for the human connect and for all of God’s creations.
Wish you all A Happy New Year 2021!
Have a fun weekend!