It’s time to bid adieu to 2011. And welcome 2012 with open arms. Like always, the end of a year is a time for reflection, for nostalgia, for looking back, and also for excitement, for anticipation and for looking forward to a better year ahead. Every year, we have regrets, and make new year resolutions. But for me, itย  has been a time of learning, of introspection. So, what did I learn in 2011?

  • This year I learnt that patience always bears fruit. I learnt that if something is denied to you, it simply means that you probably deserve a lot better. I learnt that life’s lessons are long, but very effective.
  • I learnt that you need to love yourself in order for others to love you. I learnt that like love, friendships can be made instantly, broken instantly, and even mended, but very slowly. I learnt to take it all with a smile.
  • I learnt that life constantly challenges you to be better than you are. I learnt that these challenges can come in different forms, but they are almost always a passport to a better life.
  • This year I learnt not to judge a book by its cover, or a person by a first impression. I learnt that what seems is not always what is.
  • This year I learnt to adjust, to do my own work, to make a home. This was not without hiccups, adjustment issues, upsets and arguments…but I still learnt.
  • This year I learnt never again to underestimate the effort involved in the work that my mother (and all mothers) does at home. I learnt to say the word “housewife” with a newfound respect!

And you? What did you learn?

2011

5 thoughts on “2011

  • December 31, 2011 at 3:04 am
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    amrutha, those are simple and very valuable lessons. My mom and sisters would’ve clapped for point #6. Happy new year to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • January 2, 2012 at 11:46 pm
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      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

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  • January 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm
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    Newly married women find time to blog-a? ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • January 2, 2012 at 11:46 pm
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      Newly married or not…can’t let the blog rot no?

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  • January 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm
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    I too learned the last lesson this year!! ๐Ÿ™‚ those who say “she doesnt work..she is a housewife” should be assigned the job for a month and then be asked again!

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