26 December 2009

my lessons learned in 2009

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

George Bernard Shaw


2009 was one of those difficult years that made me think a lot about where my life was heading. And it brought changes that were not planned. Tough decisions were needed... And now, at the end of the year, all I feel and want to say is, "Thank you, Lord! It had to be exactly this way."
So, facts are not that important, but lessons learned are. Some came as a result of painful experiences, and some were fun to learn.

I learned...
...that I could have a much greater control over my life than I was ready to accept before.
...to be grateful for all the blessings I have (as banal as it may seem, I really am!)
...to wear high heels. Well, it was about time...
...to pay attention to my own needs. Being egoistic at times turned out to be not so bad after all. Did I really learn how to do it?
...to devote more time to the things I love to do after work, and sometimes during work.
...to swallow whole vitamin pills without having to cut them in two (This one was a big progress. It was my childhood habit to cut big pills in two and until now I never made an attempt to change it.)
...well, not that I did not know this before, but now I firmly believe it: the world needs people that love what they do. They make the difference!
...that the Law of attraction really works. Now I have big plans of using it :)
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How long could this list be? Much longer, for sure. I have read other people's lists of the decade. Now, if I have to make a list of the decade, it will be a long and boring one, so I don't even think of giving it a try. However, what really matters to me is that even if it is a one-point list, it IS already a huge part of my responsibility for my future.

4 comments:

Sve said...

I was just thinking of writing a similar post myself :)
Hope the new year is a wonderful and successful one for u :)

Iva said...

Thanks, Sve! Have a New Year FULL of miracles!

therewereswallows said...

reading this gave me courage for my own future changes to come :), I wish you next year even more happiness and fun and love! kisses!!!

Iva said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you :))))
Leni, have a wonderful year full of all the blessings you wish for! And enjoy every single change ;)