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Don’t Worry – Be Happy

I saw this picture on Facebook earlier this week and I thought to myself: ‘How true is this?’

We tend to grow up with our lives planned out from beginning to end. A few years ago, I started to panic as I always said that I want to be married with 2 kids by the time I turn 30. Well, needless to say, the big 30 came and went and I still haven’t met anyone that is husband material. But then I came to the realization that my life is not over yet, there is so much I still want to do and experience before settling down, if I meet someone that can share in this that will be great. But if I don’t, it doesn’t matter, there is still loads of time left, or at least I hope. I don’t want to be one of those people that has missed living for the moment while waiting for big things to come my way.

I wrote a poem a while ago about the life lessons my dad has taught me. The biggest life lesson of all being that life’s goal should be to just be happy. If you are interested in reading the poem, you can find it here.

It’s easier said than done, we chase after so many things. Love, money, success, power, just to name a few but does that truly bring joy to our lives? We tend to chase after hopes and dreams, achieve as many goals we can, but we forget ourselves in the process. We tend to miss the small things that put a smile on our faces, while chasing the new car. When it takes too long, we tend to become depressed, sometimes feeling like a failure.

It’s the small pleasures in life that makes it worthwhile. The careless laughter of a baby, spending time with loved ones, watching birds playing around the tree-tops, a cold winter’s evening in front of a fireplace, sharing in the celebrations when your favorite team wins, this list can also go on and on.

Yes, we do feel proud when achieving that goal, that feeling is well deserved as I am sure it took a whole lot of work and determination to achieve it. But it is important, if it takes a bit longer than expected, to not stop LIVING in the process, with a smile on the face. After all, a frown just makes you age quicker.

Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God.

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  1. That Facebook post is so true. I agree with your post. People ask me why I’m not married in my thirties. I tell them I am not ready and in no hurry. They say I will be late to get a child, I tell them that’s when I will start raising up a child while you will be relaxing from the task.
    I love that song by Bob Marley. “Don’t worry about a thing cause everything is gonna be alright…”

  2. Wow! Great post!!!

    I haven’t logged in Facebook anymore so I’m a little confused by the initial part of this paper. But basically, I strongly agree that we must experience happiness in life, even throughout life. To have a life like that, indeed, the problem is precisely because of the pursuit of luxury, money, power, and big names in the name of success. For that, to live in bliss, we only need to enjoy every moment in life that we enter by living fully.

  3. Thank you very much for your post with this positive thoughts!!! Loved this song with great worldly wisdom from 90 years of last century. Think that finding & detecting happy moments in our ordinary life is great science and we all try to do it.

  4. I often sign my emails and messages, “Keep Happy”.
    It’s from an old Scottish proverb, “Be happy while your living, for you’re a long time dead”.

    Not sure about Jacob and all that, but great post about what really matters in life

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