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Here is to you!

Photo of Satish and me clicked by my son on a day that I achieved something that meant the world to me.

Whatever brought you to where you are today did not come about by chance. You rose because of the decisions you made. You might have made a few choices which seemed absurdly silly and foolish  in retrospect. There might have been things that went out of your control no matter how much you tried to make it go the way you wanted it to.

You might have spent sleepless nights over the outcome, crying (maybe internally), asking questions, wondering, suffering, wishing to be somewhere else but where you are.

But each one of those times, when your prayers were not answered, when your hopes were dashed, when people you depended on left you stranded, when you were suffering , you without your knowledge were growing in character, in mental strength and fortitude. You were learning life's lessons, as hard as it might have seemed at that time.

The older I get, the more convinced I am about it.We make mistakes.We're here to learn.

Forgive those who caused you hurt. It might be hard. But that by itself is one of life's greatest lessons if you think about it.

Smile a lot.
Be kind.

But most of all never ever stop chasing your dreams.
You have just once life.
LIVE it!

Here is to You! *clink*
(and yes, all your dreams WILL come true. Don't ever give up)

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  1. As always a superb post :)

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  3. I can relate this with your second book and bit with myself too. I always admire your writing skill.

    A lovely post at the correct timing.:)

  4. I loved it Preeti!! Its so real. So meaningful.
    Thanks for another inspiring post :-)

  5. So apt to read this post on a day when I too achieved something that means the world to me.....lovely post Preeti :)

  6. Lovely post again :) your posts bring a smile always :)and every single word is perfectly in sync with what real life is about ....

  7. Wow, that was inspiring. Thanks for the inspirations that hit at the right spot :)

    Love :)

  8. Such true words Preeti. They go hand in hand with having a grateful heart for any hardships...they get us to where we stand today. Happy day to you!!!!

  9. found your blog on reader...must say you have a wonderful way of communicating...looking forward to it!!!!

    Cheers!!!! And congratulations for whatever you've achieved!!!!

  10. I find this difficult at times, to forgive.

  11. Nice read Preeti! Enjoyed it, and so do agree with what u hav written :)

  12. I needed these words today !!! lovely thoughts to cherish forever

  13. I have just one word for you - THANK-YOU! - Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for giving us the insipration and the motivation to go live our dreams .. Thank you for writing .because you make this world a more meaningful place !

  14. *clink*
    And I wish many more such celebratory *clinks* like this one wait for you in the future!

  15. Congrats to u. Not just for what u did but how u did it

  16. Glad that you achieved what meant to you so much.. Lovely post. Words of inspiration to all.

  17. Thank you so much Preeti...

  18. Great post.Very inspiring and true to the core!

  19. agree... we make mistakes. we are here to learn.

  20. Nice click....and I loved the pictures u posted on the FB page.

    Your posts are a inspiration to many Preeti. I eagerly wait for a new post...and if there is nothing new...I read some of your old posts...and each time I read them...there is something new that I learn.

    All the best...and may God bless you and your Family!!!

    Love n Hugs

  21. I think I badly wanted to read something like this today.. Just in that phase you have explained there! helps a lot, Thank you loads!

  22. As always,lovely and thought provoking post and click i.e. *clink*(with tea/coffee in my wine glass as I do not drink)

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  24. So true, yes - seemingly silly n foolish choices.. I learnt a lot in the journey.. I often think back days those rough ride, big time failure n smile at my decisions.. and how then shaped niche.. now I am such a wonderful position I am say I am Successful yes pretty Successful.

    Your blog is kind of "Happiness kaa chota recharge"(I am recollecting your old post about this like) :)

  25. So true - yes, seems silly and foolish decisions I often look back those rough rides and big time failures.. and smile at my choices.. and how they shaped niche for me all learnings.. It seems wonderful. now I am in position to say I am successful - yes, pretty successful.

    Thanks for you inspiring post. Your blog is kind of 'Happiness kaa chota recharge' :) (I am recollecting your old post chota recharge).


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