In just a matter of hours the 365th day of 2010 will come to an end with a grand welcoming of 2011! Here in America, the welcoming of a new year is celebrated by the dropping of the ball in New York City's Time Square.
Every year as I would watch this lit-up ball slowly make its way down for the last few seconds of the year, I would always wonder what this ball symbolized. Clearly, there isn't a universal meaning of this ball but there are many interpretations. In my mind, this ball symbolizes every moment of the year. This is because once that ball falls down, it never comes back up. The time that was spent in 2010 will never be regained; the reason why time should be spent wisely.
What do we do in our spare time? Do we spend it wisely? Of course, you can enjoy life, but enjoying it at the right time is very essential. The other part is working hard to be the best you can be. When you achieve the successful outcome of your hard work, that brings moments of enjoyment.
That is the way to enjoy a balanced, relaxed lifestyle.
Speaking of successful outcomes, I'd like to announce the winner of my Holiday Contest.....Vaishnavi!
Vaishnavi may have been the only one who entered my contest, but to me, that should be rewarded.
Sooner or later, effort is always rewarded.
On this note, I'd like to conclude my last post of 2010 with a little thank you to all the people who support me, including my readers:
Thank you for your informative advice that has encouraged me even more in life.
Thank you for always being there by my side, through thick and thin.
Thank you for EVERYTHING.