Friday, December 3, 2010

Season of Reckoning

Friday, December 3, 2010

Aside from the prevalent cheerfulness that I feel in people’s hearts during the holiday season, Christmas never held any significance to me. My family doesn’t celebrate it, and I spent my childhood days wondering what Christmas is really all about. When I was a child the Christmas season simply meant that I don’t have to go to school; many years after it means that I don’t have to go to work.

And now that I’m well into my fourth decade of life, the holidays have become a season of reckoning. The year is about to end, and I find myself asking these questions: What have I done? Have I done anything worthwhile? Did I accomplish any of those I set out to do for the year? Did I live my life the way I want it? Was I happy? Was I able to make the people who matter to me happy?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

was getting ready for a 43k high altitude inca trail hike in your list to do? you did more that you initially set out to do, i think.

Angeli said...

i'm just halfway through the getting ready part, honey. i want to get me some firm biceps pa! hahaha..

Anonymous said...

biceps ala swank or garner i hope, and not rambo or terminator like. hahaha

Angeli said...

oh, but i like it ala schwarzenegger sana. hahaha

Arti said...

I remember how we used to go to school in colorful clothes on christmas and would get chocolates and a piece of cake...
Those are some tough but relevant questions that you ask...
Have a wonderful weekend:)

Loree said...

Yes, those questions always pop up when December comes around. Sometimes it is best not to think too much.

Angeli said...

It's good you are back, Arti! I missed reading your Yatra posts. Have a wonderful week, too. :)

Hi Loree. you are right. as they say, over-analysis leads to paralysis. :)

 
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