I am in my late twenties & unmarried. I have a 9 to 5 job to take care of my bills & even lend a helping hand to my parents every now & then. Owing to my financial independence & understanding & supportive parents, I am living a life of my own choices. I travel to far & near places whenever I can gather up the resources; I wear & eat whatever I feel like, etcetera. In short I am living life on my own terms……at least till now.
Very often my friends or acquaintances say that I am lucky to live a life like this. Yes, I am loving every bit of my present life but then I have had done my share of hard work to reach here. Also, it is not that I don’t have to deal with the twists & turns that life throws my way every now & then. The constant question of when & to whom am I getting married because all my friends are already happily married off & some of them have even delivered their babies! Then there is the fluctuating bank balances because of the trips I take and the shopping I do for my retail therapy. Not to mention the exhaustion & stress my bread earning source provides me with. And there are so many more……. So you see, my life is not a bed of roses either!
They live in paradise (Seychelles), but their lives are not a bed of roses either. (Source : The Shooting Star)
The point I am trying to make here is that no body’s life is perfect – in fact I am of the opinion that it can never be. But the key to happiness inspite of all the odds is to be grateful for whatever one has & try to be happy with all the lil’ joys life presents us with. Every one of us has a unique life with our own set of highs & lows, so there is no point in comparing our life with that of another. It will make us unhappier & less grateful for the good things in our own lives. Even science says that positive emotions & thinking leads to good health – inside as well as outside.
So friends let us appreciate & be thankful for what we have in your own hands & stop looking at the package in our friend’s hands! Also let us celebrate the lil’ things in our own lives, smile more, praise others whenever we get the opportunity & slow down sometimes to savour the moments, like they say “take time to smell the roses”! 🙂
Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful! ~ Annette Funicello