2013, an annus horribilis of sorts has come to a close and now, a new day, a new year, a new Sun is going to dawn on us in a few hours.
But a year like this did give a lot of lessons, the lessons that one refuses to learn otherwise. The year did teach me my limitations, my constraints, the workarounds but the best lesson that I am still learning is the resilience that I need so much today! The year taught me to count my blessings and cherish them.
Despite the challenges, the pain and tears that 2013 gave me, I thank God I lived in "2013" for this is the year that taught me a lot.
Somewhere deep inside I realise that I may have not been really the ideal husband, son, brother or friend this year. But I realise I have to be better. I resolve to be a better "me", a better husband, son, brother or friend in the coming year, 2014!
I need the strength that my family's affection, love and support gives. I hope I will live up to the expectations they have from me.
I pray to the Almighty to give me that strength! I pray for that precious patience to strive to be a better human! I pray for strength to smile in the face of adversity! I pray for the strength to let go. I pray for the strength to be kinder, considerate to the less privileged in society.
I also pray for all our collective happiness, love, health and prosperity! I pray for more golden moments that will be spent together with loved ones, and will be cherished forever, forever, as timeless and sweet memories!