Happy New Year 2018

December 31, 2017 at 1:23 pm 6 comments


Credit: Garfield – Jim Davis
It’s Sunday. It looks like any other Sunday except that it’s also the last day of the year.

It’s amazing how time flies. Another year is ending even before we realize it.

On Dec. 18, ABC aired a special program paying tribute to the stars and icons the world lost in 2017 and the legacies that they left behind.

Don Rickles

Don Rickles
One of them was my favorite funny man, Don Rickles whom I have tried to imitate with no success. He died on April 6 of kidney failure. He was 90 years old.

Don Rickles and Jimmy Kimmel

Don Rickles and Jimmy Kimmel
It didn’t come as a total surprise. When I saw his last appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last year, I felt it was just a matter of time. Although his wit remained sharp, he looked very frail and ill.

People handle the coming of the new year differently depending on their age.

If you’re as old as Don Rickles or thereabouts when he passed away, you may treat it just like any other year with nothing much to look forward to. You’re in that stage in life when the best years are behind you and that every day brings you closer to the grave.

On the other hand, if you’re the younger version of Don Rickles, you may feel the year comes and goes very quickly. I guess that’s what happens when you’re so engaged with living and having so much fun that you don’t notice the passage of time.

Be mindful that I’m generalizing here. You may be one of the exceptions. Some remain young at heart like Don Rickles in their golden years while some grow old before their time.

No matter how old you are, the start of the new year should give you time for self-reflection.

The past year could be a mixed bag of good and bad. Let’s cherish the happy moments and not dwell on the sad ones too much. In addition, let’s learn from our mistakes and challenges and consider them as opportunities for growth. Finally, let’s treat the coming year as a new beginning and welcome it with hope and joy in our hearts.

All the best for you and your family.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christine Goodnough  |  December 31, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Happy New Year to you, too.

    • 2. plaridel  |  December 31, 2017 at 7:06 pm


      thank you and best wishes for the coming year. 🙂

  • 3. Indira  |  December 31, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Happy New Year.

    • 4. plaridel  |  December 31, 2017 at 7:05 pm


      thank you. i wish you the very best for the coming year.

      • 5. Indira  |  January 4, 2018 at 9:08 pm


        • 6. plaridel  |  January 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm


          you’re welcome.


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