Morocco World News
Fez, January 1, 2012
Another year has gone and a new one to welcome and embrace with all its very expected and unexpected events and stories. The year of 2011 managed to find a place in history. It was a year full of unexpected and overturning events to the whole world. Politically speaking, it was a year of surprises by excellence.
Revolutions and demonstrations took place in different parts of the world starting with the Jasmine revolution in Tunisia, which paved the way to many other revolutions in other countries, such as Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria. Morocco also has known and entered a new era of political changes. People are still looking forward to meeting their own expectations for a better and brighter future.
The year of 2011 wasn’t that easy. It was a year of sacrifice and change. People realized the importance and the need for change, and they fought in order to achieve it.
However, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that it has never been easy to make change happen. It might take some more years for people to experience the effect of the revolutions, the political and economic transformations the whole world experienced, particularly in the Arab World.
From another perspective, the year 2011 brought to all of us various moments of joy and sorrow as well. We all went through some difficult situations, problems and obstacles; some of us proved to themselves that they are strong and can always manage to move on, others weren’t strong enough to overcome their challenges, but have learnt from their own experiences, in a way or another.
We all had new challenges, new experiences, new dreams and new goals. We all cried, laughed, loved, enjoyed, learnt and we all have been affected by and because of different circumstances.
The New Year can be a real occasion to start a new page and to reconsider our goals and ambitions. It is a chance to refresh our own list of dreams, objectives and to make sure that we are on the right path.
The best way to welcome the New Year is through self-assessment. Ask yourself questions like: what have you achieved in the year 2011, what made it special? How can you avoid making the same mistakes you made throughout the whole year? You can ask all possible questions about very simple and small details in your life, the answers will make you feel amazed and encouraged to look for the best in the upcoming year.
Never ever let your negative experiences affect your own future and never predict the worst. Think of how a wonderful person you are and how amazing it will be to welcome a new year with a positive attitude. You can always be the best and you can always do amazingly wonderful things. Always remember that your attitude and your choice make you who you are and shape your whole life as well.
Think of a way to contribute to the world. Your ideas can always be very different from others, simply because you are not like any other person. God created you unique and special in your own way.
If you haven’t proven yet to yourself and others who you truly are and what you are capable of, then you have the chance, with this New Year to prove, to embrace new events and take part in new experiences.
Always remember that you are just amazing in a special way and you can do very wonderful things.
Happy New Year everyone.