Hope you had the time of your life!

The year has gone by, and while I don’t really enjoy all the pressure to celebrate, I can’t help but reminisce about the year that went by!

For starters, the Earth just turned 2010 years old since Jesus Christ left for his heavenly abode. Spinning around for so long, it’s about time she starts complaining, which explains all the natural disasters, calamities and we as her children haven’t been to kind with her either. But out with the negative. There are enough preachers in the world trying in vain to protect the environment from damnation.

But nature in itself is a great leveler. You just need to open your eyes and feel with all your senses. What you lose in one form is always compensated in another. If you lost a job, you got friends who drink with you and pay for your drinks just to spend some quality time with you. If you didn’t manage to get your dream house, you got a partner who makes you crave to go back to the home you made together. If you lost out on friends, you got relationships to last all seasons instead. If your daily travel is a drag, you got travel mates to make it fun!

When you decide to weigh your balance sheet now, your blessings will be equal to the curses, but it balance will always tip over in the favor of your blessings! Guess it’s a good time to count your blessings and invite a new year in the chapter of Mother Earth’s life with open arms. Celebrate her birthday in style! This song by Green Day says it all, read and judge for yourself…Happy New Year!!

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Another turning point
A fork stuck in the road

Time grabs you by the wrist
Directs you where to go
So make the best of this test
And don’t ask why
It’s not a question
But a lesson learned in time

It’s something unpredictable
But in the end is right
I hope you had the time of your life

So take the photographs
And still-frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf
In good health and good time

Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it’s worth
It was worth all the while

It’s something unpredictable
But in the end is right
I hope you had the time of your life (x3)

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Friends Never Say Goodbye

We all have friends as well as acquaintances. Most people don’t know which relationship ends where or even begins for what. Acquaintances are those nice people with whom you enjoy a good laugh almost always. You never carry any emotional baggage towards them or with them. With friends, you don’t really laugh always. You cry and you share your feelings with an intention of sharing and not muttering them as some vague funny anecdote. But having said that, neither or the two are dispensable!

All said and done, you need to be extremely careful when you wish to induct an acquaintance into your circle of friends, because friendship is probably the most mature relationship you invest into. In times like today, a friend in need is probably an opportunist in disguise. And this way of life has made it far too easy to shatter hopes and faith without too much effort. A friend is never a friend for life. With passing time and growing trust, this relationship transcends into something deeper. He/she goes from being an acquaintance, to a companion, a confidant and if a bit of infatuation is involved, you can also be involved romantically. Thus a friend remains for life but the way you value his / her presence in your, and the influence they have on your decisions evolve gradually.

When you think and look back at the good times, you will realize that you had friends at all the right places and the all the important junctures of your life. While you part ways with most of them, some stick to you solid. And when you have to pick between your dreams, your aspirations and your soul-friend, the choice will never be hard…in the words of Elton John “Friends Never say goodbye”! I found this beautiful song on the OST of The Road to El Dorado, I’m sure it will remind you of the closest friend you had to turn away from….and also remind you, there’s always time for friends!

Friends Never Say Goodbye
There isn’t much I haven’t shared
With you along the road
And through it all there’d always be
Tomorrow’s episode
Suddenly that isn’t true
There’s another avenue
Beckoning the great divide
Ask no questions, take no side
Who’s to say who’s right or wrong
Whose course is braver run
Still we are, have always been
Will ever be as one

What is done has been done for the best
Though the mist in my eyes might suggest
Just a little confusion about what I’ll lose
But if I started over I know I would choose
The same joy the same sadness each step of the way
That fought me and taught me that friends never say
Never say goodbye
Never say goodbye
Never say goodbye
Never say goodbye

Suddenly that isn’t true
There’s another avenue
Beckoning, the great divide
I would choose
The same joy the same sadness each step of the way
That fought me and taught me that friends never say
Never say goodbye
Never say goodbye
Never say goodbye
Never say goodbye