Every New Year’s it’s the same old thing. The countdown begins and as midnight rings in, confetti falls in your hair, champagne gets splashed on your dress and your man leans over for that kiss that’s suppose to passionately wish you a happy New Year.
Buying into all the hype that comes with New Year’s like the kiss and “OMG, this is going to be the best night, ever!” can set you up for disappointment, no matter how much fun you really do end up having.
By all means, go into the evening with the hopes that you’ll have a good time, but allow yourself to be “OK” even if it turns out only to be average and the kiss sucked.
The midnight kiss has seriously become a Western convention and the hype behind it all has been engrained into everyone’s minds as a must or deal with the superstition’s wrath in the new year.
As the year wraps up, we have drawn the connection that the first day of the new year, January 1, will set the tone and our fate throughout the rest of the year. And, kissing at the stroke of midnight is seen as ensuring our affections, feelings and ties will continue throughout the next twelve months. That’s what all the Hollywood film climaxes tell us right?
Failing to smooch that crush of yours, significant other, or anyone for that matter at midnight on New Year’s Eve will set the stage for an upcoming year full of coldness and loneliness. Really??? Or, is it simply desperation.
It’s a superstition people, but I bet, if you were to look around five minutes before midnight at your New Year’s Eve party, all of the singles will be roaming around looking desperately for someone to kiss.
What happened to the importance and story behind a passionate kiss shared with someone special? And, if you have a significant other, enjoy that wonderful feeling. However, what if you have no beloved on New Year’s Eve? Should you kiss just for the sake of a silly superstition?
Regardless of your relationship status, just remember, you’re not alone. Remember that December 31st is all about love, hope, forgiveness, kindness, compassion, second chances and fresh starts. Stay connected to yourself and those who are important to you. Use New Year’s Eve as a launching pad to start off the new year with what’s really important to you!
Happy New Year everybody! May 2012 be YOUR year!