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.

TRUMP; NEVER GIVE UP

COACH TRUMP: Make it happen in your life. 

One line I will never fail to remember every single day. From that very moment I was able to glance at each word that makes of it.

So simple yet overflowing of hope that someday, I will get to that certain point of my existence that I can make my family proud.

I was never a book reader so definitely I cannot call myself a bookworm as they call it.

In fact I can still remember during my grade school days wherein we were required to do book reviews for one of our class and we had to do tons of them for the whole academic year. We’ll I’m not encouraging anyone who will be able to read this and is going through the same requirement. But never, even once was I able to finish one whole book for any of my book reviews back then. (My apologies to my English Prof back grade school)

But this book had mark that end of me not reading any books.

This is Donald J Trump.

This book here is definitely something that did not only open my eyes to reading. But filled me with hopes and encouragement in my life as a whole.

I was able to relate everything that he said on this book not only because I was also engaged in a real estate industry but because he made every point so clear on general terms.

Believe me, If only I have the capacity to memorize the whole book i really would. Because it teaches what happened, what’s happening, and what may happen again. Not only to his own life but to everybody. Let me share to you some of it.

RECOGNIZE OPPORTUNITY ; even at the most awful circumstance of a day.

Think BIG ; Think CREATIVELY

At the very end here’s the TOP 10 great points according to him on which I will never protest nor disagree.

  1. Never give up; Don’t just settle in remaining within your comfort zone
  2. be passionate
  3. be focused ; shut out all the interference
  4. Keep your momentum ; LISTEN, APPLY & MOVE FORWARD
  5. see yourself VICTORIOUS
  6. be tenacious
  7. be LUCKY; the harder you work the LUCKIER you get
  8. Believe in yourself
  9. ask yourself; what am I pretending not to see?
  10. look at the SOLUTION; not the PROBLEM

I don’t want to pretend like I’m the Miss Know-all girl. Cause I’m not.

Especially with the guy responsible of this book but perhaps in any case this would be the exact same book you’d need to get all the encouragement possible.

Especially to a young person like me who is just starting to be exposed to everything there is in the real world.

I hope you’d have the same fun learning from this one. 🙂

 

BTW few more thoughts from the book.

PROBLEMS ARE OPPORTUNITIES IN DISGUISE

YOU CANNOT SOLVE A PROBLEM WITH THE SAME THINKING THAT MADE IT.

 

 

Realized in one fine weekend

20130524_071054 copyit was a beyond “FINE” weekend.

It gave me enough relaxation to get myself back together before a new challenging week at work. A weekend packed with realizations.

 

Life away from home is being away from your real comfort zone. I choose where I am right now not because I wanted freedom.

I have chosen to be where I am right now because it is where I know for myself that I will enable myself to learn things in a new perspective.

I have learned so much at home living with my family, but I knew there are a lot more things I needed to learn. I knew I had to learn them all on my own.

My parents had taught me since I was a child how to respect people how to be nice to people.

But how much was I able to learn about trying to get along with people from different parts of the world, people from all sorts of orientation. but outside my comfort zone, I am practicing this and learning more of how to deal with people.

My parents taught me how to keep things at right place. Yet how much of an organized person have I become? Living alone made me learn and adopt how to organize my schedule, my life, though I have mastered the art of disorganizing my things somehow I am in the process of mastering the art of organizing them as well.

Though I was also taught how to cook or clean the house, do my laundry or iron my clothes, do the groceries or budget the amount of money I have.

Being away from home enabled me to learn more than what I was taught and practice each learning I have in life.

 

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Status: Unfinished

It hurts for everything to end in a snap, but life is a matter of learning to hold though in the end you’re just meant to let it go. Not at the time when you are both happy holding, but when you’re both strong enough to turn backs on each other. Truth is that you are strengthen by the things you went through, strengthen in a different way. Both of you learned much more at the hardest hit of pain.

As for you…

You moved on with that great anger for me ….

You moved on with that powerful pain inside you that turned you so numb.

I’ll be sorry more when i don’t see you happy even with somebody else…

I’ll be sorry more when i don’t get to see you loving even if that means loving another person.

I’ve said all my i love you to you with no hesitations.

I tend to sacrifice even the out most of my dreams.

I tried changing to be right enough for you until it wasn’t the real “ME” anymore

love was enough for us to be together yet it wasn’t enough for our forever.

you and i had those thousands of promises aloud

then again it wasn’t enough for our hearts to hear.

pain was all over us that made us fall not into the ground but out of love.

laughters came to life and made moments to treasure
followed by arguements that threw those painful words to hear
heart breaks became the ghost of confrontation and results to separation.

as for me…..

im right here…
smiling as i see you with another
i smile as my tears fall not from these eyes that looks at you
but from the heart that keeps you ’til now.

i let you go though i dont want to
it’s just that something inside knows how much pain im giving as i offer you everything…

just made tears flow even more when
i see
you found strength in my weakness
you found your happiness in my tears
you found your all when nothing was left with me

you’re not selfish
just goes to show all the things i have done
are not enough
that the love i give was not enough
worst is that i wasn’t enough

time passed by….
we are friends……….. (unfinished)