Happy New Year

@zandi458 (27948)
Malaysia
January 2, 2009 9:42am CST
2009 - Ah yes! The New Year is upon us. As with anything that is new, there is both excitement and apprehension. Will things works our, we ask? Will we have better luck this year? Will we do well? Will we prosper? Even globally, we can't help thinking, will things improve economically? Will the new President in the white house change the future of the world? Will there be peace in the middle east? Will the world of terrorism invade our shores? Yes, natural queries that plague the mind. Natural worries and anxieties. Natural thoughts. When you look back at any year that was and you take in the year that is coming ahead of you, there will be bound to be change. If change isn't the only constant in the world, what is? Only death and taxes? No, change is inevitable. Don't we tend to look at new year beginnings as the end of something else? In truth life is continuous and one year flows in to the next. We think that when we cry out "Happy New Year" at the toll of midnight on the 31st December, we are herding a change. Yet, the flow of time is seamless. It is we who are setting the boundaries - the demarcation of time. "Happy New year to all"
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@savak03 (6693)
• United States
2 Jan 09
We all need to take stock now and then. Check what we've done and see how we can improve. The start of a new year is just a good place to draw the line. We seem to have to set a date when we make changes in our life so we can look back to see if we have made any progress. That is why we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. As long as humans are alive we will be celebrating different benchmarks.
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• India
2 Jan 09
hmmm ............
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@savak03 (6693)
• United States
2 Jan 09
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
We all welcome the new year with high hope and hope this year brings more happiness and fun. There's no point to be successful but sad. Makes no sense. Yes, reach for the mountaintop. But enjoy the climb as well. I agree with you, as long as human are alive we should celebrate the different benchmarks. Life is certainly full of material pleasures that really do make the journey more delightful.
@Annmac (949)
2 Jan 09
The one thing I haven't done this year is celebrate! As you say, so rightly, life is continuous and change is inevitable but when you are faced with a change you'd do anything to avoid it's hard to be happy about it! 2009 is going to be a very hard year for me and my family and the only way we can face it is by not asking for anything other than strength to endure the bad times and the wisdom to enjoy what good things may happen! Sometimes it's really better not to know what the future holds!
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
What else can any human being do in the face of hard times but to strive harder in achieving the comfort of life. World class human beings turn their wounds into wisdom. All past years failures could bring us closer to success. The possibilities are there for us to venture further despite the hard times. Hopefully 2009 will bring a better life for us.
@Annmac (949)
6 Jan 09
I face the loss of my partner of 40 years and given this 'news' just before the Holiday season so forgive me if I sound uncaring about the World! I wish everyone Happiness in their lives and a better future for the World but 2009 is never going to be a year I'll want to remember!
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@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
3 Jan 09
Hello and a very happy new year to you and all other Mylotters as well. Yes I agree with you that there are so many problems being faced by the world today, but anyway, don't lose hope and things will be all right sooner than later.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
10 Jan 09
Yes, cheers and happy new year once again.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
2 Jan 09
The one constant about life is change, So no matter how we humans cut it up any period of time will include change. How we accept and use the change determines how we will live our lives. We know there will be flood and drought, hunger and plenty somewhere in the world at all time if we could get ahead of the curve we would be able to make living easier for all.
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• India
2 Jan 09
i agree........
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
It is sad that natural disasters as well as man-made disasters have become part of human life and every now and then the occurrence of these disasters take a toll on human life and the impact drives shocking waves to all. But please don't forget about those basic but beautiful treasures to be loved along the way. Like deep human connections, realizing your best through fulfilling work, exploring the world and experiencing the glory of nature - like a sensational sunset that fills your soul or a full moon set against a star filled sky. Enrich your life with more of them and your heart will be happy. And you can start your new year with sweet breezes.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
2 Jan 09
sam back to you and am hoping that all prspur and enjoy good health all year long1
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
I so wish to enjoy my existing good health for this year and many more years to come. Hopefully you are also in the best of health.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Thanks if I take my meds right I should be here along time to come!
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@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
2 Jan 09
hi zandi HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and welcome back,how are you?
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Thanks, I am in the pink of health after a long absence and enjoying the start of the year with a positive mind.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
5 Jan 09
sounds good.i am the same too and i would like to keep this good mood till next year if possible.
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
2 Jan 09
Yes, you are right that when the New Year arrives we do hope that the things and events will change for the better. Our hopes and expectations from the new year always remain at there place and if hopes and expectations are not there, we just cannot live the other day. Last year was a mix of good and bad events and hopefully, the new year would be better in that respect. A very Happy New Year to you!!
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 09
Hopefully the new year bring good tidings to everyone and not the repeat of all the bad happenings of 2008.
@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
5 Jan 09
Yes, I also hope so.
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@KrauseHome (36748)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Happy New Year back to you as well. 2009 is going to be an interesting yr. and it is interesting to see what will happen for us all. Yes, it is meant to be a yr. of change, but I think for all of us, it depends on what we are wanting to do with it as well. I guess we can only hope for the best and share things with others hoping always for the best in everything.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
A happy new year to you too and hope this new year has a lot of goodies in store for us all.
• Philippines
4 Jan 09
happy new year my dear...i wish you and your family a blessed new year and a bountiful one..hey, how's the stalking thing? never heard from you since the last time we spoke..i didn't get a reply back from you...did the stalker stopped already?
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Yep....good year, it has frozen for a while but can't totally evade these stalkings. But I think it is natural here and there are advantages too as surely every discussions of mine is being responded by these 'well meaning' friends. . They are a blessing sometimes.
@sidish_4 (20)
• India
3 Jan 09
The new year is really gonna rock..........think positive n hope for the best.u will really get wht u want in life.....
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
I am always in the positive side of life and hope the same goes to you.
@zhang55 (19)
• China
3 Jan 09
Happy New Year ,
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
All the best of luck to you in this new year.
@noniefam (284)
• Indonesia
3 Jan 09
merry xmas n happy new year this year i hope the global crisis condition will be better. cause give big effect for all of us. n i know that God will help us to become good person n make my dream come true in my life.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
All the best for the new year and may your dreams come true.
• China
3 Jan 09
I thought that in 2009 certainly is a good new year,certainly is a good start,I hoped that the economy also has the change for the better,this will be a peaceful age,regardless of how to change,we should call to be new year good.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Hopefully 2009 will see a brighter economy and a peaceful world.
• India
3 Jan 09
Ha. Happy New Year yo you... And it sure has started on a high not for me. I was waiting for the results of an exam I had written to get in to the Air Force. Those results have come and I have cleared the exam. All I got now is to face the interview session and by this time next year, I'll be flying. Hope it will go in a good swing all round the year without any thing happening off to dampen the moods. bourne
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Congratulations! for having passed your exams and hope this will be the beginning of your successful career in the Air Force.
• China
3 Jan 09
yes ,in the new year .maybe you have the good plan to do .now i must work hard for myself .about 1 year later.i will become a well man,now i am still i good student .sometimes i fell the tax in my country is so hight ,i would have to give the government for help .their should take some measure for the tax.my dear friend ,where are you come from ,can you tell me please .maybe we can make the friend now i am plan to buy i amuse gift for my newhep.i do not which i will buy.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Well, am from Malaysia. I hope that you will succeed in your studies and become a successful man in future.
• Canada
3 Jan 09
Happy new year everyone, another year another grey hair.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
And don't forget a year wiser too.
• Indonesia
3 Jan 09
happy new year too, hope in 2009 we can achieve all thing that we can't achieve in 2008.happy new year to all my friend in mylot
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Happy new year to you and hope all your dreams come true in this new year.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Happy New Year to you too. I hope this year is alot better than some of the previous years. I hope the violence stops soon also.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Happy new year to you Stepcjh, and hope there will be ceasefire in the troubled lands.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Hi zandi! Happy New Year to you too! And you have made a very good point! Even though we are in a new year it is only a continuation of the one before and whatever unfinished things that were going on before are going to have to be finished anyway! I have unfortuanately some health problems to deal with that are no very pleasant and didn't go away because the year changed. So I am quite aprehensive already about the start of this new year. I have things to face that may not be good already. And as for what the country has to face, that is only to be seen also. So as you said, saying Happy New Year only changes the date on the calendar, not what is necessarily going to happen immediatlely in ones life!
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Good health is vital for the continuity of human life. Be positive about your health, just don't dwell too much on health problems. Take whatever medications prescribed by your doctor and live a happy and fun life. What you do today is actually creating your future. The food you eat and the exercise you take make changes in your health. I sincerely hope that your health issue will soon be a history and face the new year in tip top health.
• India
2 Jan 09
happy new year to u all...............
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
All the same to you and hope that this new year brings cheers to you and your family.