Within this post I just write my random thought and hope you don't mind and enjoy to read it.
Although 2008 has passed, it does not mean that all problems has been passed, such as war, hunger, refugees, and the most dangerous is climate change which will destroy our earth slowly like a cancer. Yes, slowly but sure! Let take action to more slowest its change.
At the other hand, maybe young people will be happy, perhaps they feels has become adult and proudly says "I am not a child anymore". Feels like holding "VISA" for access to all things labeled "For 17 years above". But I say you will facing more burden and responsibility in future. It same like me when became adult and got marriage. Older people maybe says "Soon I will be seated pension and enjoy the life because all my children has been marriage". But the life problems always belong to you as long as you are in this world. At least you will feel sad if your children fail in their life.
During my life, I ever met people who follow atheism and said "I do NOT believe the existence of God. Life is 100% of what we have done, the result of success or failure". You know what my answer to him? I said "If so, if, when you facing the last minutes condition of your life, whether you still do not ask, or at least mentioning the name of God? At that time, apparently he was confused with my answer, ha... ha...
Come to my family, I am impressed when my wife suggest me to do a general check-up for health this year. She said "If you love your family especially to our little daughter, please do it". Oh my God... maybe she want to make sure to our health and physically ready for facing this year. Thank you so much my wife, I realize that she still depends on us.
New year, new hope, new problems and new challenge. Be prepared and facing with confidence, because each turn of the year actually reduce the quota of our life to stay in this world. Believe it or not, the time cannot be reset. That's what I think, a random thoughts.
For 2009, I want to repeat my hope which was written in 2008 (please visit the link of my reflection for this world at the top part of this blog). You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. Happy New Year to you all.