Thursday, 2 January 2014

Being Happy With An Ordinary Life Makes It Extra-Ordinary!

Take a good look at what you have already.

Most of us try our hardest to chase after a lifestyle. A lifestyle that is not a real one per say. It is a lifestyle that was created and tailored for us by media & advertisers. How else would we even know or think about purchasing so many items that for most of their lifespan are stuck in a dusty cupboard?

Different lifestyles for different people. Some of us manage to get a certain lifestyle ( the advertised one ) with ease and joy and there is nothing wrong with that. But most of us do a stint on the proverbial ' treadmill ' trying to achieve this. A few ' treadmillers ' do this their whole life and even at the expense of their health and dare I say sanity.

When you stop to think and reflect about it most of us, if not all of us, have already everything we need to have a good and happy life.

  • Take a look at yourself. At the health you have and be happy for it. There are lots of people who don't have it. It doesn't matter what you buy, it cannot replace your health.
  • Go into your kitchen and have a look in your fridge & on the shelves. Don't you have more than enough to eat? Could you eat any more?
  • Do you have a roof over your head? Most of us do. Be happy for it. Yes, you can change it for a bigger one, but don't waste your health & emotions trying to achieve it. Remember, you can only sleep or live in one room at a time...
  • Look at your family and how life would be worse for not having them. If you have the time to spend it with them, than your life is an extraordinary one!
  • Do you have a job? Treasure it, regardless what it is. You don't always need to be a CEO to have a fantastic job!
    Remember, CEO's don't usually go home at 5 pm or have a two day weekend every week. Oh yes, there again an ordinary job becomes extraordinary!

These are just a few of the many aspects that make an ordinary life extraordinary. We tend to forget to be happy with the normal, little and seemingly insignificant things. But for me, those are the aspects of having and living a great life....

' One is never so happy or so unhappy as one thinks.'
La Rochefoucauld Maxims. ( French writer 1613-1680 )

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