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.

A COLLECTION OF FAILURES

Tonight, I joined two of my flatmates for a little run at the park.395b8a0274a511e1989612313815112c_73

There were so many people there, some are families, friends, workmates and such.

I saw this little bench and decided to rest for a while as I listen to music.

Here’s what bump into my mind;

Life for me and for a lot of people is a gift from God.

Life is that particular reason why I get to wake up each morning. Have a seat at the balcony as I have a cup of coffee thinking about so much that I wanted to do for the rest of the day.

Life is a gift we should not stain of any regrets. A gift to act on our goals and dreams.

As a person I do fail at so many things.

That’s me. A FAILURE. but I never run out of courage to get up. I am not ashamed of calling my self a failure because someday it’ll change. as what my favorite quote said,

“A COLLECTION OF FAILURES WILL THEN BE CALLED EXPERIENCES

THAT WILL ALL LEAD US TO SUCCESS.”

I may have wasted too many or too much chances in my past but now, I’m weighing all the chances and choices.

I have wasted my shot to top my class as a student. But I cannot waste this chance in learning from the classroom of the real world.

I may have wasted my chance to top the sales chart back to the days when I was working for an advertising company. But now, I’m putting on extra efforts to sell my credentials and experiences to different companies I can find.

I may have wasted the chance to be the best player of all time in taekwondo during my athlete days. But now, I’m running endlessly as fast as I can in the race of life and success.

I am not the best in this world at any aspect of life. All i know and believe that as long as I am willing to run this race. I can reach that finish line with no regrets. I may run fast, I may run slow. I may stop for a while but I won’t forget I am bound to finish something.

People may love me or hate me. Build me or break me. At the very end, it’ll be God’s decision to where I am rightful to be. As long as heartaches, heartbreaks, disappointments come my way. I will smile. For me they’re nothing but proofs of God’s presence by my side every single day I am blessed with.

I do not wish to be the richest person there may be. But I do wish that I provide well for the life and family I am gifted so well.

I do not wish for people to look up to me, but I pray the they simply appreciate all the choices I have made. I do not wish for people to idolize me, but I pray for them to see my worth and my hopes.

Thank you Nick


It’s a lie to think you’re not good enough… it’s a lie to think that you’re not worth aything… (Nick Vujicic)

One of the few inspiring things I have ever encountered in my life.

So simple yet so powerful. Words from a man I have never met, yet moved a lot in my life.

See, I was never the smartest person in our class back in my school days. Though, YES, i did try everything that I can just to learn the things I know I needed to learn. I was never, even for once, a top scorer to any of our exams at school. Though YES, I did try my very best to answer them all correctly and carefully. I was never the most active person in our class during recitation although I undeniably talk a lot. I mean A LOT.

I was never the best at anything in this world. Definitely not in school, or sports, or any subjects I took.

But then again, they’re all proofs of learning and trying. I have more than once in my life accepted the fact that I wasn’t good at anything. Only after listening to Mr Nick Vujicic was I able to stop that unlawful belief about myself. Then started a new belief, that someday I will be able to do anything I want in my life, may I be good at it or not won’t matter anymore. Just as long as I let myself cease that moments where I will undeniably learn, fulfill and claim that I am living my life to the fullest.

Thank you Mr Nick.