It was freezing weather of December 2019 and Christmas spirit was blooming everywhere and everybody had keen eye on new year eve, there will be new resolutions, new goals, new opportunities,new year and fresh start. Everyone was in party mode, buying party outfits and arranging parties for New Years Eve.
Every one is posting or sharing there new year resolution on social media, Anna thought that she should also make some resolutions for herself. She list down her resolutions her were…
• More savings
• I’ll make sure to visit my parents more often
• I’ll travel to unknown destinations
• I’ll higher my goals
New year begins and Anna was in full spirit to achieve all her new resolutions and she had decided not to give up on them. It was end of January so far Anna was on track. She was working passionately at her job, but so far she hadn’t made any friends there. It was ending of month and winters were still going ,effect of coved-19 has started .
After few weeks more cases were detected and soon the lockdown took place, Anna’s boss has announced work from home for every staff member and also warned that there may be loss of job in the near future.
Everyone took it lightly and believed that it’s just going to be of few days then everything would be back to normal.
Anna also thought that and they started working from home. Soon some office staff got the mail that they are fired by the company and Anna was one of them as due to pandemic company haven’t made profit and it’s difficult for company to keep there staff.
That day was shocking for Anna, now she doesn’t have any job and her job was the only source of her income.
Now Anna was jobless,unemployed. She has nothing to do she don’t have anything else, she was so busy in her job after her graduation that she had no time to make friends and now she has nobody to talk to. She talk with her parents on video call and spend her time as they were in different city, she talk to them and after that again back to nothing. One day when she went to get groceries she saw a little bookstore she got herself some books, at least something will keep her occupied. Soon after she get into reading more often.
She finally had overcome the disappointment of her job, it’s not like she hadn’t applied in other companies, she had but as the pandemic going on no company has vacancy’s. Anna now read as much as she can, and had also made good relationship with her family. Everything was going pretty well and Anna got dismayed again, she had lost her grandfather with whom she was so close from childhood, she had really came close with him in recent times. She cried in disappointment and cried over and over again, finally her parents called her and advised her that she can come to live with them, as Anna’s savings were decreasing. She agreed and took flight and started to live with her parents. She took her books along, her mother taught her new dishes and her parents also made her habit of doing evening prayer.
The three of them go for walk and try to make a day productive. Now Anna was stable, her perspective has changed and she glow differently with her new positive energy. Now she goes for groceries shopping, she had took charge of all outside work, because her parents may get affected easily, so now she walk herself and help them with other work.
Finally when Anna started smiling again,she met with an accident, this time it is difficult for her to stay positive and be patience. “God is testing her” Cried her mother. Anna had twisted her hand and bumped her head. While walking on footpath a toddler came cycling and when the toddler try to apply brakes it seems that they are failed, Anna got hurt while she tried that toddler remain safe, she came home with big bandage around her head and on her hand.
Pretty pink winters had stared, Anna was healing slowly. Her parents were there to support her, she learnt to value every organ of the body, she gradually started reading her books again and her grandma had also offer her some of his grandfather’s favourite books to Anna. She settle herself cozily on couch taking care of her hand and read there for hours and hours.
It’s almost the time of Christmas now and again the city is lighten up and again the spirit of Christmas was on, there were people on road with mask on and the decorations were done beautifully again, one evening after the dinner as Anna went to her room, she opened that page on which she had wrote her resolutions for 2020, she gave very sad look while reading it as she as only one is being fulfilled by now. Next day Anna’s mother had plan to visit church, but Anna denied but her mother insisted her to join them,
they prayed and as they living Anna remember that she forgot her bag on church bench, so she went again inside the church and she saw priest there, so she give regards to him and as she started walking towards the exit the priest call her from the back,
“Dear you pay me regards but you didn’t pray to Lord why?” Questioned the priest softly
Anna turned around and said “ I did, I had came again as I had forgotten by bag on bench”
“Alright, so dear how was your year went so far ?”Asked priest
“Not as good as I thought” replied Anna
“Why what’s wrong happened with you” asked priest curiously
“I had made some resolutions for this year but I couldn’t able to fulfill any except one.” Said Anna
“Oh, but you had fulfil one so how can you say you didn’t fulfill any” priest put into words
She smiled and her eyes sparkled
“Any new resolutions for upcoming year?”Interrogated priest
“No I don’t think I should make any resolutions for upcoming year, better not expect anything. It’s better to start unplanned.” Responded Anna
“It’s definitely good sometimes to go unplanned, but you cannot decide that if this time your resolutions hadn’t been fulfilled they never will, and as it said “never settle for less”. You also keep trying, perhaps you could fulfill all your resolutions next year and plus you learn something new too, alright tell me three thing you learnt new this year.” Retorted priest
“Aaaa.. I stared reading which I hadn’t got chance before, I learn how everybody organ is important in its own way, plus I had also learn how to cook new dishes.” Responded Aana
“Good!!” Exclaimed priest
“Wait there’s one more” added Anna
Priest said “go on”
“I learn how much parents are important and it’s so good to be around them, I learnt family value.” She said with excitement
“See not three you have learned four new things, Isn’t it good” replied priest cheerfully
“Ya but what about losses which I made this year.” Anna responded sadly
“And what about the life you saved this year.” Said priest simply
As he said this he made his way towards the exit, without turning back he was lost in dark. Anna remain stood still there, she try remember that whom she have saved. Then that toddler on his cycle crosses her mind.
She went back in her car with bag, now she is thinking deeply that what she suppose to do, she Should make resolutions or not??
She made resolutions and couldn’t fulfilled them but let’s look at bright side and see what all she learnt new, and I think that’s beautiful to learn things unknowingly. Eventually while completing our resolutions we learn new things.
What are your plans are you going to make resolutions or thinking of going unplanned?
Thank you!! to all my readers.
P.s. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THE READERS!! Hope that you make yourself more productive, you learn new things.