Life sucks sometimes and can be a knotted mess, and, sometimes too, it feels like love is just not enough. Truth is, we all have our flurry of problems. These may include regrets, disappointments, betrayal, money matters, unemployment, bad health, family issues, loss of a dear one, etc. Other times it is like déjà-vu, all over again. Even so, against all remarkable odds life is sweet and is worth living. You can still enjoy your life anyway.
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more, and
5. Expect less.
No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain. But He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don’t stay on the bumps too long. Move on! When you feel down because you didn’t get what you want, just sit tight and be happy, because God has thought of something better to give you. When something happens to you, good or bad, consider what it means. There’s purpose to life’s events, to teach you how to laugh more or not to cry too hard.
You can’t make someone love you, all you can do is to be someone who can be loved, and the rest is up to the person to realize your worth. It’s better to lose your pride to the one you love, than to lose the one you love because of pride. We spend too much time looking for the right person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead we should be perfecting the love we give.
Never abandon an old friend. You will never find one who can take his place. Friendship is like wine; it gets better as it grows older. There’s tremendous happiness in making other happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decision we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value: dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased: you are still priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by who we are. You are special. Don’t ever forget it. Count your blessings, not your problems. Never be afraid to try something new.
I’ve learned that under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved; and that love, not time, heals all wounds.
Protect your happiness with all your might. Don’t lose it. Don’t let other people hold the key to our happiness as if we were plugged into them. Don’t be robbed of your happiness by gossip, or by what others do, say or think. Don’t let those things affect you. Once unhappiness enters into your life, it’s very hard to get it out. Importantly, learn to love what God gives you in life. We live in an imperfect world and calls for many adjustments. We are imperfect too and so is everyone else. Life is full of challenges. Do you allow that to make you murmur and complain? Disappointments are everywhere on earth. Make the best of disappointing situations. Happiness is up to you. It depends on what we do with our mind and our heart. We have to adjust our thinking. Nobody else can do this for us; we have to do it for ourselves with the help of our Creator.
To be sure, love of a friend is like no other. This kind of love is not the kind that smothers. It teaches us that we need to give more than get, and that friendship is not something to forget.
The love of friendship will grow with time, and will continue throughout your prime. The love of friendship is unselfish and kind: it is a treasure to find. It takes constant attention and care. But if you’ve not found the love of friendship, do not despair. Indeed, lots of people need the love of friendship in their lives. So find a person in whom love will thrive. And, if you do find, never give up on them, because, love is incredibly powerful.
Remember, there’s always going to be people that will hurt us. So what we have to do is to keep on trusting and just be more careful about who we trust next time around.
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