2014 – A year in review

 

2014 has been a good year.

I’m grateful to God for everything that  happened this year, for all the happy times  we  enjoyed  together with family and friends, for good health and also for keeping our families safe and healthy back in India.

We had a new arrival in the extended family and made some new friends too. Sure, this is the time when I’m quite optimistic about the new year but it is also that moment when I look back and marvel on what I have achieved this year on a personal level.

Here are a few of the good things about 2014:

 

 

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Five Lessons learnt in 2014

Less expectations from anyone = a happier you .

The big life changes don’t happen overnight.

If someone leaves you, it’s for your good. Probably, it can bring the best out of you.

You can’t control how others think about you, but take care of your own thoughts. Negative thoughts will take you nowhere.

If someone is mean and stupid, any act of kindness will go unnoticed. Don’t waste time on that person .

 

 

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Five accomplishments

Manitou Incline

Sunrise Hikes ( Waking up at 4.30 am )

Spending good time with my mom

Family hikes/ nature walks

Less socialization = more family time = a happy and connected family.

 

 

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Top three posts on my blog  ( Based on maximum hits)

My weight loss journey

Chai latte

Thandai

 

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My favorite posts ( personal preference)

My weight loss journey

Honey Gobi

Garlicky Minty Yogurt

 

 

My favorite moments of the year

( not in any particular order )

 

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Manitou Incline

 

 

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Mom’s Visit

 

 

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Chariot Ride on anniversary

 

 

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One of the many sunrise hikes

 

 

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Beautiful sunrise

 

 

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Our first family hike and first selfie too;)

 

 

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Tundra Hike at RMNP

 

 

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Barr Camp

 

 

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Pumpkin carving – first time

 

 

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First Haircut

 

 

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Before haircut

 

 

 

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Watching my son ski for first time

 

 

Most of the above mentioned “accomplishments” were not goals we developed at the beginning of the year.

They just happened at the right moment, in the company of right people.

  I discovered that when we add value to other people’s lives, everything else tends to fall into place.

 

Ten best messages received on Whatsapp ( Yes, I want to share these too ! )

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Give yourself some time.

Put in a lot of effort and keep at it. 

You’ll be surprised with what can happen in a year.



Rise and Shine !

4 Comments

  1. Nice post! The whats app quotes are good also!

  2. Wonderful post! You my dear, do not need any tip!

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