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Celebrating 2014

Why celebrate a year that is just beginning?

Because celebration should be the beginning, the start of our contribution to the world. The year is going to give us a lot - happiness, cheer, fun, health, opportunities,  dreams, satisfaction, closeness.

But to a lot of us, that isn't going to be all. To those unfortunate, the disenfranchised, the ones who are served by those derelict in duty, the ones who are subject to the complexities of a system that has become too diffuse to hear their stories - life is a stream of hope alone. Their stream of experience doesn't compute. It is a stream of hope that the world will notice them, that they are welcomed into the next year, that they have a better shot at what they dream about.

The truth: the entire edifice of progress, the upper echelons of human experience, is carried on their backs. It is only because they are bowing down to carry the load, that the world is looking up.

Celebrate this year now - so you can make it better for everyone else who make our better moments - in infinite unseen ways.

Celebrate by working a little harder.

Celebrate by playing more with your children, spending more time with those who made you better.

Celebrate by respecting your health and doing the right things to show that you do.

Celebrate by sharing your positive thoughts of those whom you care about, and sharing your goodwill with the rest of humanity.

Celebrate by listening.

Celebrate by offering help.

Celebrate by conquering your fears and taming your ambition.

Celebrate by making the moral choices when no one is looking.

Celebrate by having a good laugh at yourself and everything that looks serious enough to be forbidding.

Finally, celebrate by leaning into discomfort. There lies truth, discovery and a series of mistakes that can make you better.


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