Happy Life without Perfection

We all strive to have something that is ”IN” . Thinking it will contribute something for us to feel good about ourselves. Unless of course it’s something you’ve been wishing and working hard for ages. But then again, even if we shower ourselves with so much fancy things the world has to offer doesn’t mean that we are already living a perfect life nor a happy life.

Most of us on the other hand, are trying to improve a lot in the physical aspect, skin color, hair, teeth face and the list never ends. But being so perfect on the outside doesn’t assure you a good feeling about yourself knowing that the beautification that you have done to yourself is really you.

Or course all above stated are the things we are entitled to do by choice right?

Just this morning, I have watched a video clip from youtube.com particularly tadtalks with Sam Berns who is dealing with Progeria ( I wouldn’t use the term ”Suffering”, cause he is still happy despite the condition). He is very young yet know so much bravery than any other 17 year old person would do.

He claims that he is really happy and that he does not want to receive pity from other people. I do really see that he is happy, by the way he talks, and confidently share his story to everyone. Not caring about what other people would say about him or his condition. Yes he is right, bravery does not come easy. Life doesn’t come easy as well. But choosing to be happy and looking at the positive aspect of life and situation and by endlessly looking forward would actually make things in life a whole lot easier.

During his talk, Sam shared his philosophy for a happy life;

  1. I am okay what I ultimately can’t do, because there is so much I CAN do.
  2. Surround myself with people I want to be around.
  3. Keep moving forward
  4. Never miss a party if you can help it.

 

Sam Berns’ story moved me and I hope it does the same to you and so much more.

Below is the link to the video that I was talking about.

My life is not a book nor a novel written by a poet.

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Nor is it a movie or a theatrical play written by a playwright.

My being is not a character performed by a well-known actress.

My being is not someone every person has to look up to.

My life is not a fairy tale for little girls to admire and desire to be like someday.

My life is nothing but an adventure in the jungle, a maze in a hidden paradise with bountiful things to treasure and learn from.

My being is nothing but a drafted dreamer gazing up the shootings stars in the night.

Waiting and patiently waiting. for a wish to be granted and dreams become nothing else but wonderful reality.

Live a Good Life

would you rather lose something you already have or something you will have?

 it’s called “choice”.

which needs the right “REASON”,

and definitely does not require nor need “REGRETS”. 

Sometimes in life, what gives us all stress is the mere fact that we bother doing everything to get everything.

Makes us all forget the things we really need and what we really have

The key to “CONTENTMENT” is not gaining so much in excess of what we need.

The key is seeing the value of what we already have and making them enough for your journey to happiness. 

At the end of the day, all our wants should be set aside and soon be forgotten, not because we gave up on trying to have the “wants” but because we found both “CONTENTMENT” and “HAPPINESS” in embracing God’s gift.

it’s called “SIMPLE LIFE”

 What you’ve all just read is a very short blog post I had back in 2011 of which, the said blog was already deleted (at least that’s what I think) 

Anyhow, I’ve come to write that down out of nowhere, only with the thought and hope that I would come to live a very simple yet contented life. 

I haven’t proven that one until I’ve read Mr Bo Sanchez ‘s book (Simplify & Live a Good Life).20130604_155627

Yes I’am young, (I still believe that I am at the age of 24) and I can say this is probably the age where you’d want to have everything that you can buy in the world especially on pay days. I don’t intend to keep my hands clean at this matter but I honestly think I am not one of those people at my age or so. 

As Bo Sanchez mentioned at the book Live less & Delight in it more.

I currently live and work outside my home country but that doesn’t mean I desire for more luxurious life. It was my own choice and decision to leave my family and friends behind in my homeland because I knew within myself that there are so much more I can learn. Frankly, never was there any moment that I regret that choice I have made. I was basically the main source of headache of my parents, which I know I shouldn’t be saying but I am saying it anyway because I know that whatever I did back then that gave my parents headaches, I have come to prove myself by now. That I can stand up for my own decisions but most of all, that I can decide responsibly on and for my own life. 

I believe that if in my soul I deeply respect & value myself, people around me will sense that. They too will value & respect me-whether I’m wearing an Armani or not.

I honestly wasn’t able to say anything but to smile upon reading this one. Yes I dream about having branded bags and clothes. Yes I can afford them. But I haven’t tried purchasing any clothing or dress that would probably exceed to AED 40/= per pc. I haven’t tried and I don’t see the point in trying. 

I enjoy wearing the same stuff over and over. I enjoy wearing the rejected items from those clothes I used to sell house-to-house as an extra income. Though my mom once stopped me from doing so and she was saying that it wasn’t really necessary because what I was earning was good enough. But I knew somewhere down the line I had to do something to have extra income, because I knew what I had to learn. 

After all, I am more than the brand of my watch, logo of my shoes or the name of my car. (Simplfy) oh by the way, yes I have not-so-recently purchased a car out of what I am earning as of now but I am very proud to say that I bought a second-hand 2006 Peugeot and had ran for a massive amount of mileage already. I am happily driving it despite the fact that I have the choice to buy a brand new one and monthly pay for it for 5 years. But then that monthly amount which I’d rather send to my bank account in the Philippines would definitely save me a fortune already. At least I saw my family happy that I managed to buy a vehicle of my own without knocking down their own pockets. I thank God for that moment. 

Satisfaction is not getting what you want but wanting what you already have.

Need I say more?

Seriously at my age, I’ve learned a lot from this book exactly what I should know by now. In life, responsibility and choices. I am fortunate that I was raised by my family as I am. I never tried, not for once, to be someone I was not and that’s keeping  me simply contented with my life and what I have. 

If you think you still need a lot to know about saving up, or spending or whatever it is in life. If you think you deserve more in life, or you have a lot in life. I’m telling you this book is for you.

 

Not being a great pretender

e71 (113)Most of the time, people would ask me,

“DO YOU EVEN EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS IN LIFE?”

Then I just SMILE.

They ask such question because I always smile. I always tend to be so active in everything, outgoing and seems not to run out of things to talk about, words to say, and stories to tell.

Here’s the thing.

Everyday in our lives we meet new people, bond with the people we value, reunite with the people we used to be closed to.

But what’s important is that those times are so rare to have for us to create an impact to those people’s lives. What you do are things they can learn from either in a good or a bad way. Although we always claim to have clean intentions. Anyway, that’s not the main point here, what I am saying is that let us make sure that we always give ourselves the chance and the right to be HAPPY.

To ENJOY LIFE, HAVE FUN, EXPLORE, MAKE MISTAKES, LEARN FROM THEM, CORRECT THEM.

Same way should we also make sure to LIVE LEARN & LOVE.

EVERYDAY. TO EVERYONE. TO WHATEVER SITUATION.

always SMILE.

 it doesn’t make you a GREAT PRETENDER. Just a GOOD HANDLER.

I do this because there’s something I keep in my mind that I want to share. (something i decided to do after talking with some good friends tonight.)

SMILE despite your problems because not everybody wants to hear what your life is about or what you are going through. You’ll just feel right when you find the people you’d want to let your heartaches out to.

and so why waste the rare chances to SMILE & TO BE HAPPY. 

We only have 1 LIFE. make the most out of it.