Wouldn't it be great if there were a simple set of instructions for living a happy and fulfilled life? How about an instruction manual for life? Something along the lines of "Enjoy childhood, Explore young adulthood, Engage in a rewarding career, and Enjoy life."
Far too many of us are always over analyzing and looking for the most complicated way of doing things in life. Sometimes life was meant to be simple-a walk through the park, a simple yes or no answer, or a quiet evening with the family. Don't try and clutter your life with unnecessary decisions by making everything complicated and complex. Keep it simple!
How many times have you heard someone say, "If only I had a few more dollars I'd..." or "If I just had another day off I could…."? Many people don't know how to be satisfied with what life gives them. They are so busy wanting more that they squander what life has already given them.
You've heard it before, and you'll hear it here again-it only takes a few muscles to smile! You would be surprised at how well being cheerful to others can spread like wildfire. We live in a society where it seems that glumness is the rule of order. A simple smile or kind word can spread through our culture like wildfire-not only will you feel better, but those who interact with you will feel better!
Is it really your concern what the guy across the street wants to do with his life or who he wants to share his life with? Learn to live your life to the fullest and let others live their life to the fullest. None of us is above anyone else, and none of us should think we should be allowed to dictate how another person should live their life.
Here is a secret: it's ok to be a little goofy now and then! You only get one shot at this life, so make the most of it. Have some fun and show your children and those around you that you know how to have fun. You aren't the greatest gift to mankind this world has ever had-so don't act like it! You may find you add years to your life, not to mention a ton of laughter!
Laugh, joke, and now and then pick up a cream pie and throw it! Laughter has been shown to help people live longer, reduce their blood pressure, and help them relate to people from around the world.
You will make mistakes-in fact, you will make so many mistakes you will never be able to list them all. Learn that mistakes happen and the best thing you can do is to learn from them. Don't spend your entire life dwelling on a mistake you made years ago-learn from it and move on. The world isn't going to wait while you live in the past.
After all, life is too simple to be complicated!