Sunday 26 December 2010

2010 in Reverse

By the end of every year, I like writing a note to reflect on a year coming to an end and the birth of a new, hopefully better one. This year was just weird... very weird on several levels. I said that about 2009, but 2010 has done much better in that field.

Here are 40 things I've learned from 2010:
  1. Waiting can be either futile or very rewarding; it depends on what you're doing exactly while you're waiting.
  2. It's through the hard times that the true colors of people show.
  3. Some people are very messed-up within... no matter how they pretend otherwise.
  4. Don't expect much from others; only expect from God and then yourself.
  5. If you don't want something or someone with all your heart, then don't bother.
  6. If you need to get away from people, travel... and if there's no one to go with you, travel alone and have fun!
  7. When you're up, your friends get to know who you are; when you're down, you get to know who your friends are.
  8. People don't really change; unless they very much want to and do it themselves, but you can't change anyone.
  9. Some things are just not meant to happen no matter how hard you try or how badly you want them.
  10. And sometimes there are no explanations for that.
  11. Listen to your intuition and trust your instincts more often.
  12. Don't settle for less; the moment you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
  13. Contentment or gratitude is one of the best gifts in life.
  14. Soulmates and true love do exist whether you believe they do or not.
  15. Stay away from people who drain your energy and time in vain.
  16. You're and always have been good enough; don't make anyone tell you otherwise.
  17. If they do, see #15.
  18. You can choose to be either average or exceptional; it's your choice, really.
  19. Don't make the same mistake twice. If you do, then don't make it three times.
  20. Smile. A lot.
  21. Don't believe everything you're told.
  22. Actions speak much louder than words.
  23. When somebody tells you they know and want what's best for you, this usually means they want you to do what they say without arguments.
  24. Blaming others for your problems will never solve anything; take responsibility and act accordingly.
  25. Read; dance; and sing a lot.
  26. Depend more on yourself and less on other people.
  27. Learn to enjoy activities by yourself.
  28. Don't use mobile phones often.
  29. Forgiveness does you more well than the person you're forgiving.
  30. Learn to let go of people/possessions/circumstances that are causing you harm.
  31. Show more appreciation and love to those you love and care about.
  32. If you're married or in a relationship, be more romantic and attentive to your husband/partner.
  33. If you're single, be more attentive and loving to yourself.
  34. Write a love letter to your husband every now and then.
  35. If you're single, pretend you're with the love of your life and write a letter from him/her to you.
  36. You can be your own hero or heroine.
  37. Don't regret making mistakes; mistakes come from more experiences and those make us more mature.
  38. Count your blessings; and be grateful for them.
  39. Solitude is your own retreat from a hectic world.
  40. Keep smiling. =)

If I could sum up 2010 in one word, I'd say creepy... or freaky.

Please feel free to comment and share your own experiences and memories of 2010.

Happy life-changing, amazing 2011!

© Marwa Ayad

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