A Year of Triumphs, Gratitude, and Dreams Realised- Reflecting on 2023

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A Year of Triumphs, Gratitude, and Dreams Realised- Reflecting on 2023

As we just bid farewell to 2023, a year of triumphs and transformations, the essence of gratitude lingers. Completing a Ph.D., navigating challenges, and cherishing moments with loved ones – each experience etched a chapter in the book of life. Grateful for the blessings received from the universe, family, and work, the echoes of 2023 serve as a guiding melody for the journey ahead. In gratitude always! Looking forward to an equally meaningful 2024!

It’s essential to pause, reflect, and express gratitude for the myriad experiences that have shaped us:

Triumphing Over Challenges: Facing challenges is an inevitable part of life, and 2023 was no different. However, the key lies in confronting them with determination and emerging victorious. The ability to navigate through adversities has proven to be a testament to personal strength and resilience.

Strength of Humility and Mind: A profound lesson learned in the past year is that the greatest strengths lie in humility and the power of the mind. The ability to stay grounded, learn from experiences, and cultivate a strong mindset can lead to triumphs even in the face of adversity.

The Significance of Relationships: The realisation that relationships hold profound value only when they stand with you during tough times is a valuable lesson. True companions, the rocks in our lives, provide unwavering support, proving that the strength of relationships is the pillar of resilience and motivation.

Parental Blessings: Acknowledging the role played by parents is a reminder that their blessings are supreme. They are the architects of our existence, and their support and guidance are invaluable in navigating the complexities of life among other things.

The Right Life Partner: Having the right person as a life partner can be a game changer. The unwavering support of a spouse can make challenges seem surmountable. In this regard, being fortunate to have the right partner is a blessing beyond measure.

Revelations through Parenthood: Children have a remarkable way of bringing out the true essence of humanity. Parenthood becomes a transformative experience, unveiling facets of oneself that were previously undiscovered.

Professional Choices and Priorities: Choosing to work for a great organisation, even if it is not the highest paymaster, underscores the idea that certain things in life are beyond monetary measures. Prioritising job satisfaction, a positive work environment, and personal growth contribute significantly to overall wellbeing.

The Value of an Understanding Boss: Recognising the importance of having an understanding and supportive boss is crucial. A positive work environment, fueled by understanding leadership, can support personal and professional growth.

Collective Greatness: Understanding that no individual achieves greatness alone is a humbling realisation. It is the people surrounding us, the support systems in place, which contribute to individual achievements and greatness.

A Long Cherished Dream Realised: A significant highlight of the year has been the fulfillment of a long cherished dream – completing a Ph.D. despite facing obstacles in the past, the determination to overcome challenges, coupled with the support of the guide, a supportive spouse, and encouragement from the organisation, led to the successful defense of the thesis.

“In the symphony of life, 2023 played its unique melody, composed of challenges embraced, relationships cherished, dreams realized, and the timeless notes of gratitude. As we turn the page to a new chapter, let us carry the harmonies of resilience, love, and thankfulness. In gratitude always, we dance to the rhythm of life’s unfolding masterpiece.”

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Dr. Laxmi Todiwan
Dr. Laxmi Todiwan
Founder Indian Women in Hospitality. She is a Professor, Corporate Trainer, Motivational Speaker and a Blogger. A multiple award winning hospitality professional with a career spanning over two decades; people engagement, training and development are close to her heart. She writes for hospitality journals, online platforms and columns in the local newspapers. Married to a Master Mariner she loves to write on the maritime industry as well as the lives and relationships of the fraternity. She expresses her thoughts on her blog and website, www.theiwh.com

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