I’m blessed to have known you. Can’t thank you enough for coming by this space to lend me your ears for a few moments, perhaps not the first time, if we’ve known each other for over a year. It has become a habit to scribble away a few thoughts at the fag end of the Year, which if there was an option, I would have preferred it to be a face-to-face, heart-to-heart dialogue. The retrospective mood that most of us get into at this time of the year, and the hopes we raise for a more promising future spanning next twelve months, I reckon, makes this juncture the most suitable one to touch base, renew and strengthen our link.

Historically, my New Year resolutions never yielded me six pack abs, fattened savings or sought-after skills on the CV. The knowledge and importance of a reasonable fitness regime, prudent spending and new life skill acquisitions don’t get granted any special powers on the first of January every year to be able to promptly translate into actions. We can give a shot at any noble goal at any part of the year. So of course, I’m not really building my hopes around a new calendar that’ll soon find its place on my wall, and will continue to stay open to everything that life has in offer, be it in Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn.

But there’s something about the chilly weather, the street side illuminations, the Christmas Carols and Caravans that reminds me of all the good things that ever happened to me in my life. Without a doubt, the one that I cherish the most are the contacts that I happened to make with good-hearted souls like you, the fun we had, and the lessons learned from it. To the unseen force that made it all happen, I stay eternally grateful. 

So, with another year almost behind us, and a new one beckoning, just when we all take a relatively long pause to take stock of bygone events, realign future goals, recharge our batteries, reconnect with the wonderful humans surrounding us, I don’t want to miss an opportunity to repeat like a parrot that our relationship matters to me hell of a lot and that I wouldn’t have been what I’m today but for your kindness and affection. New Year resolutions hardly worked for me in the past but reconnecting with you have always made me happy. I feel tremendously thankful for your company and look forward to another great year that’ll put me in close contact with many more guiding souls like you.

Here’s wishing you from the bottom of my heart, Season’s Greetings, Happy & Memorable Holidays, a very Merry Christmas & a Grand New Year 2019!


  1. 13 years ago, we met in Solarwinds training sessions and ever since I received warm wishes from you for new years. Thanks for keeping me in the contact list and truly “reconnecting with you have always made me happy”

    Wish you and your family Very healthy and Happy new year

  2. My dear friend,

    I am flattened by the words.

    Please accept my sincere gratitude and best wishes from the bottom of my heart.

    May the new your ring in great joy and happiness to you and your family.

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.



  3. Thank you for the warm wishes Rajesh bhai…
    Wishing you and your family also have a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year

  4. ❣️❣️may that supreme power bless you abundantly to scribble,think and connect with more great souls in the days to come!!!love and love to you alwayzzzz😍

  5. Hi Rajesh,

    Thanks for the kind words.

    We first met during a Unix training. Technology changes often and sometimes become obsolete, but not true friendship!

    I have always enjoyed your company and looking forward to meet more often. It’s a privilege to have a friend like you.

    Wish you and your family a Happy and prosperous New Year.


    Biju M.K.

  6. Thank you for the warm wishes….Dear Chakara, Lekshmi and Rajesh, for me it is a time for remembering those who have stayed beside us throughout our journey. We are greatful to have well-wishers like you who are a pleasure to deal with. Thank you for the love and care and best wishes for the new year….

  7. Wishing you n your family a Merry Christmas n happy new year

  8. It’s always a joy to read your New Year’s message this time of the year, Rajesh. Best to you, Lakshmi, and Sharanya from the other side of the world!

    Much love,


  9. It’s a pleasure to be a part of your mailing list. Wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  10. It’s a pleasure to be a part of your mailing list . I have never seen such a good trainer in my whole life. Thanks a lot Rajesh

    Wish you and your family a very healthy Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  11. Always happy to receive your kind wishes. Feels lucky to have met you. I wish the almighty to shower lots of good luck and wishes to and your family all through the year.

  12. Thanks Rajesh , It was a pleasure knowing you, all the training sessions were highly informative and great fun.

    Wishing you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

  13. Ah.. and so you’ve done it again! Just when I thought you cannot get any more eloquent….:) Thank you, Rajesh, and here’s wishing you and family a very happy, healthy and satisfying New Year.

  14. Thanku Rajesh, It was a pleasure knowing you 🙂
    wishing you and family a happy and healthy new year

  15. I just wanted to say how much I’m grateful that you barged in my life. I want you to know how proud I am of you, of all your accomplishments and achievements. May this wonderful time of Christmas and New year fills your life with happiness!

  16. Thank you Rajesh for your kind words, I always look forward to hearing from you at this time of year 🙂 It’s a pleasure knowing you. I wish you and your family a merry christmas and a happy and successful new year!


  17. Thank you Rajesh 🙂

    It’s a pleasure to see your wishes. Wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  18. Dear Rajesh,

    Good day, I hope you/your family is doing good, Thank you for the warm wishes.

    Gurudatta N.R

  19. Thank you Rajesh for the kind wishes.
    Knowing that you are thinking of me at this busy time of year
    makes me grateful that I have friends like you.

  20. Thank you for your warm wishes!! Wish you and your family a very happy new year!!!

  21. Thank you Rajesh for kind wishes and wish you the same

  22. Thanks Dude. Looking forward to our next meeting

  23. Rajesh,
    Thank you so much for including me in this holiday greeting. You are a special soul for writing this message. I wish you and your family a joyous holiday celebration and an even better new year!
    Marca Hiller

  24. Thank you for the warm wishes……
    Wishing you and your loved one also have a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year

  25. Hi Rajesh,

    Thank you so much for such warm wishes. Every year, I am so pleased to see your seasonal greetings. I wish you and your family a very happy christmas and a great new year.

  26. Thank you for your warm wishes. Wish you and your family a very happy new year.

  27. Well Said! You are true professional who makes others better. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication this past year Rajesh!

  28. Thank you for the warm wishes Rajesh. It’s a pleasure to have known you for so many years now. I first met you in 2007 I believe when I was working with RPS. The good thing about you is, your learning never ends and your teaching doesn’t die. Especially no one can stay in contact with known people like how you do. It’s great to have known you for years now and happy to stay in connect with you. Happy new year and may the upcoming year bring you lots of prosperity and more learning.

  29. Rajesh,

    Hi ! What a wonderful message! Beautifully written. Touched my heart – thanks so much for the warm wishes. Here is wishing you and yours the very best of everything. Be blessed. Thanks again.

  30. Hi Rajesh,
    Thank you as I always look forward to reading and absorbing your great messages to end one year and restart a new one. It always brings refreshing feeling to me to start the new year. I wish you and your family an amazing and successful journey in 2019.
    Thank You,

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