There were many great spectacles this year from fireworks lighting up over London’s River Thames or Sydney’s firework display around Harbour Bridge. Bringing in the new year is always an amazing spectacle set in cities and in neighbourhoods.
The ball dropping in New York is one of the biggest celebrations in the United States. With guests like Pitbull, Carlos Santana, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga (who dropped the ball), New York brought in the new year with a fun and excitement.
However, this celebration was more amazing than the performers on stage or the ball dropping. The best part was the confetti. Yes, one ton of tissue paper was dropped in the Big Apple is a cool thing. Most of us have been in a celebration where confetti has been dropped. This confetti was a little bit different.
From over 50 countries and thousands of people, messages were written on the confetti. Messages of wishes, hopes, dreams, inspirations, resolutions, and more were written on these small squares. This was a really great way for people to share their wishes and hopes for the new year with others.
Those of us who watched 2012 being brought in through the television never got to experience this. The organizers and the people behind this idea did a really amazing thing. It’s such a small act that allows people to share and experience the thoughts and feelings of complete strangers. It’s even better that thousands of people were involved from all over the world.
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2012! My wish is that everyone does their best to be a little kinder in everything they do. Have a happy new year!