Welcoming 2016 with brightness and optimism – love and peace to everyone. My profound jocundity, New Year is fast approaching. Another year nearly is done, and a new beginning awaits. What a joyful moment; my wish this year is the same as all the other years – for love and peace to prevail; success and high quality of life for everyone. My New Year’s Resolution in 2016 – I still have to think for one. Everywhere in the world, we welcome the New Year with bling, sunniness and wish that the year ahead will bring prosperity and good health.
In 2015, many had been lucky. Happy couples got married; children were born and most wishes granted. However, there were also sad events; war, accidents and sickness had taken lives. To live in the safe place is what everyone wants. To have the peace of the world is what every heart longs. We would never know how lucky we are until one can see others mishaps. While we think of what we are going to have on the table on New Year’s Eve, in war-torn countries, people hide to stay alive. It is sad but we can only move forward – hope and pray that the coming year, the whole world will live in comfort and peace.
New Year’s resolution – in previous years, I had plenty. Many New Year’s Eve passed, too long ago: to have good grades at school was the first in my list of which I held on. Oh! I should not forget. Also, I wished to get tall; this one did not happen. I jumped as high as I can every twelve midnights on the opening of the year. But, I am more than happy for what I have; a happy family and good health. God has showered me love and abundance of great friends.
The tradition in the Philippines, greeting the New Year – what a beautiful realm! I believe that New Year is the extension of Christmas. My father made sure that we celebrate the great Eve with gladness and cheers. Every member of my clan must be present, and even extended family invited. Food and drinks overflow yet again just like Christmas. Relatives not present on the birthday of Jesus will have gifts from my parents. Firecrackers filled the whole neighbourhood. I miss the New Year’s Eve in the Philippines. But, I must admit that fireworks are dangerous and must always be taken care when handling one. Although, I have great memories of New Year every year in different parts of the world, my New Year’s Eve in the Philippines, still is the most magnificent and unbeatable. Fireworks on New Year’s Eve has been years of tradition in the Philippines, but accidents could happen. So please, take care and stay safe.
I WISH YOU A PROSPEROUS AND GREAT LIFE IN 2016. LET’S HOLD HANDS AND MAKE A JOYFUL PLACE TO LIVE – WITH OUR LOVE TO HUMANKIND.
ALL MY LOVE,