Friday, January 01, 2010

After the year 2009, the New Year 2010 has in store various things for different bloggers. It is expected to be an eventful year with achievements and success in every field. This year you would achieve bigger goals and fulfill those commitments which were pending last year. Whatever work we had thought of taking up but failed to do so, should be taken up this year. We all would try to make this New Year 2010 more successful and joyful. Nothing but the strength of your convictions can keep a self-improvement promise going for at least 365 days
Happy New Year (ABBA)

DESPITE being threatened, kicked and having fireworks aimed at them on New Year's Eve, police have congratulated revellers on celebrating Sydney in style - thanks to George and Vicki; Michael and Michelle

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You'll probably be able to hear the thud as most people trudge back to their first day at work of the New Year

The Romans told us just about everything we'd need to know about how they regarded new beginnings through their name for the first month of the year. They chose the name of Janus, their mythological god of the doorway.
Janus, you’ll recall, had two faces, a convenience that allowed him to look both forward and back. As 21st-century Americans, we adopt a similar approach. More than just counting down, partying and the midnight toast, it involves both a rueful glance over our shoulder and an eager look ahead.That’s what the flurry of year-end top 10 lists is all about. It fulfills our instinct to pause, evaluate and sum up.
The same can be said for our hapless habit of making New Year’s resolutions. Turning the page to a new calendar means the opportunity to rededicate oneself. It means a chance to resolve to do better.Now it’s true that some of those resolutions seem most notable for the ease and quickness with which they are broken. But they also carry a bonus benefit. They prompt us to stop and take stock. They remind us that we can do better.

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