Let’s face it, life is not easy. No matter how hard we work towards becoming happy, each one has to go through changes that can potentially leave us standing in a dark place.
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We all from time to time experience problems with health, financial well-being, relationships, loss of relatives and many other.
The list can go on and on. But despite experiencing all of these negative aspects of life, we also have on the other side the love, beauty, and happiness.
These are the things that fuel us and keep pushing us forward.
Unfortunately, most of us get so caught up in today’s hectic world, that we forget to enjoy the little happy moments of life.
We have big ambitions and goals, but we don’t allow ourselves to be happy until we have reached them.
Living this way, we fail to see that life already on its own deserves our infinite gratitude, our smiles and happiness. Let’s go together through some of the things worth living in joy.
1. Your Existence
I know you have probably gotten used to existing by now, but just think about it. Regardless of whether you a religious person or an atheist, the chances of you ever being born in this world were pretty darn small.
Not only is it unbelievable that the whole universe exists, the fact that you can be a part of it makes it even more special.
As René Descartes once said, “I think, therefore I am”. Don’t ever forget that the fact that you are alive and conscious means that you won the lottery of the universe.
Value this opportunity and live life with as much happiness as you can.
2. The Age
The internet has been around since the 90’s. Before that there weren’t any mobile phones and before that the TV’s were black and white.
If you go even further down the timeline, your normal toilet would look like a hole in the ground and you could have easily died from something as common as appendicitis.
Do you see where I am going with this?
Technology today allows us to connect with others on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean within seconds, which is why this is an incredible time to live in. We have freedom of speech and we pretty much get all the comfort that we need.
If you think you have nothing to be happy about, just imagine yourself living 200 or even 500 years ago. Our life at this day and age is a gift.
Not everyone is lucky enough to be perfectly healthy, but the majority of us can live a decent life.
Whenever you think you can’t do something because you don’t have what it takes, just look at those the people that never got a chance to experience life the way we do.
Helen Keller was almost her entire life blind and deaf, yet she is one of the most known women in history.
If you can move, see, hear and speak, you have no reason to sit still and not to be happy about your life. Get up and make your dreams a reality.
4. You Make Others Happy
If you can’t think of a reason to be happy today, remember the times when you have helped others.
Your existence has made thousands of others happy as well. Always take into consideration how much good you have given to others. This is definitely a reason to smile.
If you think you can do better, you can always volunteer to help others or make a donation to an organization of your choice.
5. Watch The Sunset
One of the most beautiful things you can see is the sunset. If you need help understanding why you should love life and live every day with a smile on your face, just watch the next sunset. It’s mesmerizing.
One of the easiest ways to enjoy life is to listen to your favorite music. Again, thanks to technology, today it’s so easy to hear what you love wherever you are.
If you need a moment to realize that life is beautiful, take one of your favorite music pieces, something you haven’t heard in a while. If a tear of joy comes, it’s even better that way.
7. Loved Ones
One of our biggest problems is that often we take our loved ones for granted.
Our parents, brothers, sisters, wife or husband are the closest people that we will ever have.
Despite sometimes being a little tired of their company, they are the ones who we can always talk to and tell exactly how we feel.
The world has billions of strangers that come and go, but your dearest ones will always be there for you no matter what.
Family is a very good reason for you to be happy.
Earth has places that our ancestors could have not even imagined of.
Today, there is the opportunity to go wherever we want to, and only we can hold ourselves back from it.
Meet people, see the world and go to places that you have always wanted to visit. Being able to travel is a privilege that we have today. Use it and enjoy what the world has to offer.
Think about your friends. Think about the people that you can always talk to, ask for help or go out with to have fun.
Isn’t it incredible that we are able to have friends and enjoy the life together?
10. Growth And Development
As mentioned in the beginning, we all have some ambitions and goals that we want to pursue.
But unfortunately, many of us become so attached to the results, that whenever we don’t see them soon enough, we think we failed and begin to criticize ourselves.
Try not to focus only on the results. Have your goals set, but try to enjoy the road as well.
Becoming better and improving as we go towards the goals is also incredibly valuable.
When we learn to see it this way, not only will the process become more enjoyable, but we will also see our failures as something positive, and feedback that we can learn from and improve on.
When you go to sleep today, recall everything that has happened to you during the day.
Realize that this day you have become a little better than you were yesterday, and tomorrow you will become a little better than you were today.
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” ~ Lewis Carroll