Lessons of Life


I can’t even begin to tell you about the hardships I’ve had in my life. They’ve hit me like waves lashing against the boulders. One wave disappeared and another one shaped up to knock me down again.

I am glad that I had these hard times. They turned the wounds into wisdom, struggle into sapience.

They helped me to move ‘people I know’ into ‘people I knew’… the ones who put me in tough times and the ones who left me in tough times.

But I will always cherish the ones who were there with me despite the tough times.


I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013.The Theme for today is People.


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71 thoughts on “Lessons of Life

  1. They helped me to move ‘people I know’ into ‘people I knew’… the ones who put me in tough times and the ones who left me in tough times…………….to make me a tough person , I am today.

    a hard-hitting drabble.

  2. Another gem from your end Shilpa. I remember recently i was teaching management students a theory called SET( Social Exchange Theory) which highlighted the same principles which you highlighted in your post. Some people stay with us and some leaves us when their motive is fulfilled 🙂

  3. Wisdom and understanding helps you move on from those toxic relationships in life. A person is better off without people like that in your life. Life is too short to not be happy and be with people who make you happy. Loved this post because it mirrors some of the decisions I have made in life. Awesome post filled with so much truth. ♥
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    • I know, it is easier said than done, but when we let go of such toxic relationships, we do ourselves a big favour… it gives us that inner peace and calm and helps us focus on positive things better!

  4. When I read this post, I felt an immediate connect because like many people have expressed here, I too know the feeling. We all have gone through stuff in our life that has brought us pain, difficulties, terrible agony and heartache. The people who help us through it are the ones who matter, who show us that the way forward is to pass on that gift of love at the right moment to others who need it to move on too. Most importantly, we also get to know those who are truly worth retaining in our life. This is a beautiful post, Shilpa and this took me back to my own life.
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