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As I type this, I can hear the loud music  from the 20,000 watt speakers floating in. A DJ has been hired for the evening, caterers have been arranged and the residents association promises to make it a 'memorable' night. There's all kinds of food on the menu, there are games, stalls and celebrations galore. People are getting ready, wearing their finest clothes, planning to party it up to welcome 2017.

Me? I am staying home. There are years when I have given in to the 'popular thing' which is to party hard, and welcome the new year. But now I know I don't enjoy it. I want to start the new year in a way that has meaning for me.

We have a ritual in my home. We light the lamp at midnight, say a prayer, offer gratitude to the Universe for all the blessings that we have, we wish each other and welcome the new year. The next day, we don't sleep late. My grandparents used to say that whatever you do on the new year sets the trend for the rest of the year. So we usually start it on a very positive note. Quietly.

I do believe in making resolutions. Not just on new years, but whenever I have wanted to make a change in my life. New years eve is especially good, as one is in a joyous mood, at 'closure' of an old year. Hence it is as good a time as any.

I had spoken about letting go of the past and making fresh beginnings on Thoughtful Thursdays on Facebook Live . That video went viral and it has got 1.1 million views, 834 shares, 25,000 likes and 4700 comments as I type this.  You can watch it here. I will also upload it on Youtube, for those of you who aren't on Facebook.

I have already started following my resolutions.
Here is my list:



Everyone who has mailed me would have already got a reply. I plan to blog regularly too, as I wasn't happy with the number of posts that I made last year.

And yes:




In my next post, I will share with you something nice, which I have done at my home,  that you can
do in your homes too.

What is on your list? If you share, I am listening.

 Hope all of you join me in  making a magnificent new start

Love
Preeti
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Comments

  1. Happy new year ma'am
    My new year resolution are
    1] going vegetarian
    2] get my body weight under 75 kgs as I'm now weighing at 85 kgs

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  2. Get Fit: Daily exercise, yoga

    Blog: write atleast 40 blogs this year currently only 10.

    Read: 25+ books. Completed 20 this year

    Write: re-start the story for the book I want to write which was not touched since last 3 years.had completed 10k words.

    Lastly, Find MySelf..!!!

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  3. Anonymous8:42 PM

    Mam, I started reading your books from the year 2015.I'm very much admired by your thoughts and words.I'll try to read good number of books in the upcoming year.I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE.Thank You!!

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  4. Wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR . You are a great person and you really inspired me a lot and i wanna say a big thankyou for sharing your work with us.

    Here is my list.
    1. I Wanna do some creative, new things in life that i never did before and from today only i have started doing.I did a stone art and i made a dream catcher too. These both things were new to me..And it feels great to do some different things in life.
    2. I Will go for a walk daily.
    3. Maintain an art journal.
    4. Will do a photography course.
    5. Will read 30 books.
    6. Will take a craft class
    7. will make some paintings and frame it.
    8. Will make atleast 40 blackout poetry.
    9. Wanna learn learn and learn and wanna do something different in life.

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  5. Wish You A Very happy New year mam😎

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  6. Happy new year ma'am :)

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  7. After a long days im here to write for your's blog and also this year lots of unexpected moments ,struggles and hurdles for me but i will took us like the learning! Okay let's start fresh with positive hope :-) daily visit you blog and reading new post or old post :P also in my resolution list!
    Keep writing and Happy writing :) we always happy to read yours books :) wish you a very very Happy new year preeti mam :) Thank you :)

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  8. HapPiest New Year!!!!
    Here's wishing u spiritual prosperity on this new year!!!

    May smiles always adorn your face....!

    May the garland of victory always adorn your neck......!

    Happy New year- 2017

    With regards,
    Abhilash Sharma

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  9. Ma'am glad to hear from you on a brand new year..first of all I wish you a very happy new year..hope you have a better year ahead(as there is no limit for best) and a year with full of laughter..
    My resolution for 2017 is-
    1.Let go of past and focus on my bright present
    2.Read 30 books at least (both fiction and nonfiction)
    3.Roadtrip with my closest friends which we've planned previous year
    4.Focus more in academics
    5.Start meditation
    And last but not the least-
    6.Start writing my own Novel.

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  10. Wish you a happy new year, ma'am! My resolutions for 2017 are as follows:
    1.Attain perfect weight
    2.Read 52 books(A book a week)

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  11. All the best to do your resolution...

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  12. Hi Preeti. Good morning. Wishing you and your family a very Happy, Bright & Prosperous New Year. I am sure you will be able to follow all your resolutions by the end of this year and continue the same for many years to come. Looking forward to reading your blog posts as well as your future books. Take care. Thank you.

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  13. happy new year ma'am..its great pleasure to read your books..we want more books from your perspective.

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  14. Happy New year Preeti. I was just thinking about you today and decided to check out your blog and was so happy to see new posts from you.Missed reading it

    My new year resolution is to
    1) Get fit
    2) Learn music as well as driving
    3) Be more organised
    4) Start writing my journal
    5) Read at least 25 books this year


    I have not started on any of these things. But surely do it from today .


    Once again Happy new year. Wishing all of us a fantastic new year ahead


    Anu

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  15. Good Beginning! Will try to take key lessons from your rich experience!

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