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Pray for 2021 to be peaceful

Bretina Rajkumari *



What would you do if the world was about to end ? Would you be able to think of any way to escape ? You will be so much out of thoughts; the world would be a huge chaos for you !

Just like the unwanted situation that we encountered in 2020 with the pandemic, where at first, we all thought if the world was going to end yet we managed to slowly overcome it. Also, there is no assurance that the same situation might not happen again.

So, it's always good to be cautious because if it recurs we might face another dreadful situation which could actually end the world.

I would be happy if I was in a land of fantasy because we will be able to do anything. There are many things that I want to do before I die. However, I know I wouldn't be able to do everything. Nevertheless, I will make sure to be happy in the things that I would actually be able to do among all the things.

Anyhow, this New Year I really wish it to be a serene year.

Coming of another new year means adding up another one to our age and as we grow older some might feel happy and some might feel sad. Also, we get to have more experience of life which teaches us a lot of lessons. Even though I would never get to live in a fantasy world, I still enjoy such things a lot.

In 2021, I'm hoping it will be a little like my fantasy desires - I mean to be more fun and lively. However 2020 has passed, gone and finally gone but it was the most memorable year so far.

Looking back to 2020 is tough but let's just hope that 2021 will be a better year. I don't really know what to write this time so I'll share some thoughts on 2020 and 2021. Many people have died and been born in 2020; many undesirable and also memorable things have happened in 2020.

Unlike 2020, what would you want year 2021 to be like ? It seems like every-thing is falling into its place and coming back to normal finally but 2020 has just passed so was 2020 a significant year to you?

What did you learn from 2020?

Every person might have a different perspective about these questions, they will have different stories. In the future we might tell this as a story to the children of the future about what happened to the world and more importantly what happened to you and what did you do during that time.

2020 taught me many things such as to find happiness and satisfaction in simple things at home. I built more patience in me, I got stronger and more concerned about people around me.

I got to know what my family has to do everyday for our good when I was in school and also about the importance of one's existence. I'm very happy that I existed!!

It was a non-stopping world, we were going without taking a breath but 2020 was like a big comma in this hurriedly rushed world. Many were competing for technology, intelligence and so on. Many were pursuing their goals and dreams; it was a pretty busy world.

And 2020 made us take a deep breath and taught us to do things slow and steadily. I thought that we got to live our lives only once so why not try to do what we actually want and be happy.

The time I wasted in my life will never return but this New Year 2021, I will try to waste less time, be more precautious and Stronger. As we say, sweet are the uses of adversity!!!


* Bretina Rajkumari wrote this article for The Sangai Express
The writer is a class 8, Section B student of UNACCO and can be reached at romariork96(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This article was posted on February 01, 2021.


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