It is in his pleasure that a man really lives. Agnes Repplier
No matter what your background or circumstances, it is your attitude that determines your altitude. In any case we only live once, so it best that we make the most of the wonderful life we have been blessed with. To do that one has to step back and appreciate the gifts that you have been blessed with; possibly a good and loving family and/ or emotional and financial well being and /or extraordinary talent and/ or the ability to get along well with everyone and / or being blessed with lots of friends etc. The point is that each of us abundantly blessed but at the same time we all have our crosses to bear. Despite the crosses we have to bear, the crux of making your life count is to live life to the fullest or as they say Live Life Kingsize !
The most wonderful people you can recollect will invariably be people who have a warm heart and a cheery countenance. They are jolly people, full of life and seek pleasure even in the most trivial things. They have very little inhibitions, give of themselves completely and ensure that there is laughter and joy spread all over. We too unconsciously get lulled into their cheery spirit and even before we realize it are not just enjoying their company but actually feeling that we have known them all our lives. When we enjoy the simple pleasures of life like the company we are in, the rustic food that we may be offered, partaking in rituals and customs that maybe alien to us but thoroughly enjoyable in their company ;that is when we can say ahh life is a breeze.
We are often wonderstruck by the optimism and vivaciousness of terminally ill people. While we are prone to feel sorry for them knowing that they are running out of time, they seem to be keen on making every moment count. Let alone our help, they would firmly spurn our sympathy and instead offer us their spirit of self belief, equanimity and calmness in accepting their fate and show us how to live life to the fullest. Notice that when we hear a requiem for the deceased, it is invariably the fullness of their life that is harped upon and perhaps a passing reference is made to their hardships and troubles borne. Invariably each of us would like to remember a person’s laughter, warmth and expressiveness and it therefore makes enormous sense that we too should live spreading joy, hope and laughter if we want to make our life count.
When we enjoy the pleasures of the moment, we forget everything negative, our hearts are full with happiness and our Life shines brightly. We radiate our true self and like a candle dispelling the darkness we light up the moment, the people and the canvas of our inner self.
Remember: “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”
- Keep a stock of good jokes and share it when you have company. Ensure that the jokes are not crass or sexist and more importantly convey a meaning or a message or is apt for the occasion. You can be sure you will trigger others into telling jokes and sharing humor and there will loud laughter and cheer.
- Give surprise gifts to people and see the happiness you spread. One way is to keep track of the 1st Wedding anniversary of those whose weddings you attend and send them a gift on their anniversary. Throw an impromptu party to celebrate some personally significant success/ achievement/ occasion.
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