Soulful Sundays- Goodbye, 2015

2015 will soon end and this edition of Soulful Sundays will look back at the entire year, instead of just the week, with gratitude and learning.

Soulful Sundays

Here are ten lessons I’ve learnt this year, which I find can be applied to any relationship, online and offline.
  1.  Love unabashedly. There is nothing greater in the world. 
  2.  Don’t judge people by their actions. Sometimes, circumstances force you to yell/say mean things. Wait for things to cool down and look at the situation calmly. 
  3.  Life offline is far more fascinating than it is online. Always.
  4. Social media can be used/misused by people. Don’t get drawn into any situations that you can’t handle. The mental regret and the pain are not worth it. Trust me. Know your threshold and stop before it gets worse.
  5. Things will happen for you when you least expect them and the sense of joy you feel will be unparalleled. Savour it. Completely.
  6. Opening up your heart to strangers and allowing them a glimpse into your weaknesses can be empowering. Try it.
  7.  Loss of any kind will happen. It will shatter you but you will pick yourself up and learn to move on.
  8. Friends will go out of their way to do things for you. Be grateful. Everyday.
  9. You have no idea what you are capable of until you push yourself. Found that out with A-Z 2015 and Nanowrimo, 2015.
  10. Some relationships don’t last forever and that’s okay. They came into your life for a reason and once their role was played, they moved on. Think of the good times and be glad.
 Did you have a soulful 2015?

Would you care to share your moments of peace with me?

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14 thoughts on “Soulful Sundays- Goodbye, 2015

  1. A very sensible post this one, Shailaja. Towards the last quarter of 2015, I almost became depressed. I learned that whatever be the case I should make myself the top priority and take care of me, because no one, not even a single person can do that the way I need. Another learning is to keep the negative people away. I also learned the value of my true friends. 🙂

    1. I love that, Vinitha! Make yourself happy. First and foremost, if you aren’t happy, how will you ensure others are happy? Negative people only exist because we enable them, through our actions. Let’s stop doing that and they stop bothering us.

  2. Amazing post and a beautiful way to wrap up the year that has gone by. I had quite a few bad experiences last year. However, I am thankful of the few good things that had happened. Life has its ups and downs. I’m just taking it as it comes. Wish you a very happy new year.

  3. Such a wonderful way to reflect on the year gone by. 2015 has been a very fulfilling year for me, in more ways than one. I am thankful for the experiences I had, and the people I came across this year.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2016! Much love to Gy. <3

  4. Nice way to reflect on the year Shailaja. My year was pretty crap on the whole. Your last point actually hits home for me…I have had some setbacks in terms of friendships and even though I haven’t let go off those friends and still see them, but it’s not the same. I have had several thoughts about some people only coming into your life for a reason or a season and at some point, I guess I have to learn to let go. Lovely lessons Shailaja. Hope you have a good 2016!

  5. Your posts are such a joy to read. All the lessons you’ve listed are relevant and important, esp # 4, considering the times we live in.
    As for my 2015, well, it was a good year (a very good one in fact) for reading and travelling, but also a year where I think I made more mistakes wrt my career than I ever have in the past.
    I am gonna let myself be swept into 2016, no trumpets, no plans, no fanfare and see where I arrive! 😀

  6. You have condensed the essence of 365 days into 10 beautiful points. Each passing year adds more greys, and yet more wisdom to one’s thoughts. Pt 6 is something I am not yet comfortable with….maybe the new year….

    1. For me, the year has been of a great learning in patience and resilience. Learnt some great life lessons like never before. Here’s wishing a fabulous 2016 for all of us! Cheers ♥

  7. It’s been a strange year for me. Some ups, some downs and a whole lot of learning.
    I usually don’t do a year in review, but this time I must just have to.
    A thought provoking post, Shy. And about that friends part – I agree; I’m blessed to have a couple of them who would not just stand up for me but also knock sense into my head when I do sonething wrong.
    Hugs and hope you have a fabulous 2016

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