Thursday, January 1

The New year prayer

After a week of overindulgence a.k.a Goa,am tanned beyond recognition, resemble an over baked potato, both in colour and size, still have sand in my hair and an even more enormous amount in my shoes, my butt hurts thanks to the exhaustive cycling trips ,I took on the beach, and my blood contains high levels of seafood.

Despite the holiday hangover,like all(ahem),most bloggers, I am eager to put in something on my blog,dated Jan 1,2009 and shamelessly admit so.I can proudly say that this post has been places,for I scribbled on whatever I could lay my hands on.... paper napkins,receipts,bills,while waiting at the Goa airport.

Every New Year, I say the serendipity prayer to myself.It works like magic,Right from the first time I heard it,and it gives me hope and new energy,each and every time I say it to myself.

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference."

This year I added a little footnote to god as an attachment.

Please also let me know the difference between right and wrong, between the good and bad….between a friend and an acquaintance and the courage to accept all of the above.

In all my greediness,I know I have asked for more.If all good things must come to an end,then all bad things should never have had a beginning.Isn't it??Wrong.For I know,that its impossible to see the what is right,unless there’s a wrong.The brightness of good,without the chill of evil.
Similarly it requires more than accurate vision to judge and recognize a friend(s) and family and set them apart from the crowd of people,we know and come across.Only time and adverse circumstances have that kind of power.

So,till god decides how much to grant out of this prayer,I’ll be optimistic(like always) and will assume that this attachment has been successfully delivered.

Wish all of you a very very happy New 2009……

14 comments:

Balvinder Singh said...
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Mampi said...

A wisely done prayer, I must say.
Hope God is not drunk to mess it all up,
hehe
Wish you and family a great year.

--xh-- said...

:-D seafood.. hope you had a superb new year bash... wish you a very very happy new year...

satish said...

appy new year.

Pinku said...

your prayer is wonderful....

ur Goa trip more so...

ur addiction to the blog totally understandable...

There you have started the new year with a new acquaintance who hopes to be able to turn into a friend...

Veena said...

Wish you a happy new year.. !

dharmabum said...

everybody is my friend.
happy new year!

Shruti said...

I came here soon after giving a little lecture to a friend about the difference between bad and bad.. yes.. difference between 'bad' when said by one person and 'bad', when said by another.. its all a matter of perspective na? Mmm.. u have been very smart when u asked for that wish.. God is known to play with words ;)
Happy new year to u! Have wonderful, happy days ahead! :)

Dr Roshan R said...

Happy New Year... hopefully, we'll all learn a bit about good and bad this year and how to choose the right path

Sara said...

Your beautiful name drew me to your blog..and must say its a great one..happy new year and happy blogging!!

Gazal said...

@mampi
i hope not too...

@xh
we did.

@satish
hapi new yr.
:)

@pinku
amen to that.Hope to see more of you this year.

@veena
happy new year to you too.

@dharma
good to hear from you.depends on how you define a friend?

@shruti
it is all abt prespectives.good to hear from you.

@roshan
thanks.I hope so too.am positive about it.

@sara
thanks sara.You have an unusual name too.
cheers

Balvinder Singh said...

Must be wondering that why did i remove the comment. In fact it was hurriedly psoted comment and i felt that it was a little out of context. I had written something on poetic justice.

Your prayer to god to let you know the difference between right and wrong reminds me of famous Md Rafi song
दुनिया की निगाहों में भला क्या है बुरा क्या
यह बोझ अगर दिल से उतर जाए तो अच्छा

padma said...

count on your everyday experiences... & learn from u r wise friends( ahemmm aheemmm I hope u r getting the hint!;-))
hve a wonderful year ahead!

Sal said...

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson