11 January 2010

New Beginnings.


I've been away from this blog for a good no. of days- 24 to be exact and all this while ive been meaning to write but then there are busy days and there are busier days ..but i aint complaining ..infact i for once, am glad to have days that are keepin me occupied and busy.. An idle mind is a devils workshop and i wudnt want the devil to over work or exert herself ;) wud ya ?

The truth is there's plenty to write and to share coz a lot has happened over the past 3 weeks but before anything else , an auspicious start to the brand new year would be by sharing these 50 lessons written by Regina Brett.. She is a columnist for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland , Ohio and this particular piece is one of her most requested columns till date ..
Its kinda long so if you can read it now-great..if your spaced out or running short of time or simply lazy :P read it later but do read it ..

I read it and loved it and while i may have resolved not to have any new year resolutions this year , considering the dedication with which i implement them ;) .. i do intend to write as often as i can , share as much as i can, and also read as frequently as i can ..all this naively assuming that my dedication level stays put ;) :D..

So here's to new hopes , aspirations , opportunities ..here's cheers to the start of a brand new year and a brand new you ..
Happy reading :))

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

P.S ..My fav lessons in no particular order are Lesson no. 10,17,18,21,24,32,42,45 and 50..
I would love to know your favorite ones too :)


  1. Therapeutic! ..reading you always brings tears of happiness, at times sadness, to my eyes. And like always, I want to thank yo for it darings. You have a gift, use it. All the lessons had something to teach me, some more than anything else ;)
    My favourire ones were 2, 6, 7, 11, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 32, 33, 37, 45, 47 and 50. hehe..I know thats 34% of what you wrote. But they really did touch my heart a lot especially 20, 21, 32, 37 and 45.
    This brightens my day darings,..can'y thank you enough for it...mwaaah keep it rolling sweetheart <3

  2. I loved all of them...great job dostni..did I tell u I am proud of you :)

  3. @ Jess ..Anything to brighten your day and bring a smile on ur beautiful face ...
    I absolutely looove you and thank you for continuing to inspire me to continue writing :)
    Muaaaaaaaaaah !!

    @ Surabhi ..thnks dostni :) and feels gr8 to kno ur proud of me ..u made my day :)

  4. On the other hand its you who continues to help me keep my faith in life's little miracles and the fact that you write so well only adds to my hope that I too shall start writing this way..someday!
    muaaaaaaaaahhh I love you to bits babis!

  5. Awwww ..thnks sweetheart ..As fr my babis , im confident she can write well abs anyday she makes up her mind to do so ..Its jst abt that first step :) ..* Hugs *


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