Hey there, 2021!
Look at you, strutting about all shiny and new! Pause from the preening and come here and sit with this old man for a bit.
You know what, newbie? You should be thankful to me! Thankful to me, you raise your eyebrows? When the entire world was deriding me and couldn’t wait for me to pass the baton to you?
Yes, thankful to me!
You see, I am handing you the most evolved set of human beings in the history of mankind.
Most of the people who survived me, 2020, seem to have developed resilience, say they are full of gratitude and their hearts are filled with love for the Universe and almost everyone around them. There are some who are grateful as I taught them skills they never knew were their forte (just between you and me though, the mention of another Dalgona Coffee or Banana Bread makes me go cross-eyed!) Others are thrilled to realize that they can do whatever they need to, even washing vessels galore, as Mayuri will never let you forget.
While everyone was doing their – I am a lotus and I am blossoming in the mud thingy – very few spared a thought to my feelings. Imagine how terrible it feels to be cursed, ridiculed, and whatnot. The talk about Mental Health has been big this year, so let’s not forget I have feelings too, ok! Do you know how hurtful it is to know that people cant wait to see you go?
Anyway, I digress.
So, I have made it so easy for you. What education, life, and upbringing couldn’t teach many, I apparently did. They say I taught them to be grateful, thankful, helpful, that I taught them to love themselves. What I couldn’t teach them though was to be humble about it. You’ll find them repeating it everywhere, with benign smiles to match.
So, you dear 2021 have your task cut out for you, or so you think, eh? As I rest my weary self I have my eyes on you, and them. I am waiting to see how many carry forward the lessons they claim to have learned. It will be interesting to see if the change in people was for good or just a skin they will shed when they get back to regular life.
Slainte, 2021! I wish you well young lad.
Defeat me, erase the unpleasant memories I gave people, make them smile and shine!
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year. May it be all that you wish for, and more!
This blog post is a part of the Welcome 2021 Blog Hop hosted by Swarnali Nath
The topic I chose to write on was, ‘A special message you want to send from the Year 2020 to the Year 2021’.