Choices from your chances

Life can be easy, tough, difficult… you name it. But Life is not short, for those who know how to fully live their lives. We live in a “not so great world” today, where anything can happen anywhere and anyhow (very sad). But do not let that stop you from living a meaningful and satisfying life. Do what you love and love what you do every single day of your life. Plan for tomorrow, but always live in the moment. Wake up determined and go to bed satisfied and happy. Do not live life regretting, wishing and wanting. THERE IS NO TIME FOR THAT! Get up and go for it.

There is no best decision maker in this world, but your life comes down to the decisions you make at the end of the day, and if  you change your decisions, you change your life. Your life is a result of your choices, habits and experience. It is always easy to say the things we want to achieve in the next 2-5 years but the real deal comes to the work done in order to achieve that goal. And it is not impossible, it just takes a while to reach that point in life. You start from nowhere to get to somewhere, and that is the most glorious and inspiring transition anyone can experience.

 For some people, its hard to live their ideal dream because they might be in a situation where they are unable to unlock their energy and be truly happy because they are physically, emotionally and psychologically trapped e.g. Financial problems, Family issues…just to name a few. And as tough and very very distressing as that sounds, i assure you that there is always a way, i know it, even if it takes a while for you to find it, you will surely find it if you trust your struggles and believe that no condition is permanent.

 Always concentrate on what you want to do with your life, more than what is going on in your life. Because challenges will never fade away, you need not let challenges overcome you. But rather overcome them and change your STORY.

You have only one shot in life, and i am pretty sure that if you had a second chance to re-live your first life. You would not take it for granted or compromise your happiness. Many would try to live as perfect as possible; they would take risks, trust their gut, say what they felt,etc.

To conclude, life is not short when:

  • you run, until you run out of breath,
  • talk until you bite your tongue,
  • fight until you find your peace
  • act wise when you are young, and, silly when you are old
  • Dance until you find your rhythm

 

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GRATEFUL LIVING (Gratitude through it all)

During difficult times, you hear the phrase “Everything happens for a reason. Be Strong. Do not give in” or “God has a reason for everything my dear, be grateful in all things”  And do not get me wrong, these are all true and meaningful words of encouragement people need to give one another in times of frustration, depression and what not. And for some people, it is very hard to let the words sink in because when you are in pain or in a destructive condition, those words turn into a language you can not understand. It is very tough to be grateful and positive when you are the one in the situation. You would want to, but your mind wont let you until you understand what it means to be  grateful and how it can change your life and way of thinking.

Everybody goes through challenging and distressing situations everyday of their lives. And if you look on the bright side, it is no death sentence at all because it is not the reduction in problems or challenges that will make you happy. For instance, you may have everything that you could possibly dream of… but it does not end there, because you would want more of it or something else and that makes you discontented, therefore not grateful and unhappy. However, there are others who face misfortunes that we would not wish  for ourselves yet they are grateful, therefore happy. Isn’t that beautiful?

In other words, you become truly happy when you are grateful for every moment in your life; be it good or bad. So it is not the happy people that are grateful but rather the reverse.

I believe that being grateful is about being overly thankful for everything freely given to you by God and how you have manged to make something out of the free thing. It does not matter how big  or small you have achieved but the fact that you are not slacking or being static. For example, we do not earn or trade something to be to be alive. It is free. Life is a valuable gift given to us from above, in it comes lots of moments, opportunities and second chances. And we should be grateful for, and in, every moment, and everyday of our lives because we have second chances and opportunities in life to do something worthwhile. Everything that comes with life and living is a gift in a gift. We can choose how we want our story to end with the opportunities given to us by God.

“When times are stable and the sea is calm and secure, no one is really tested. Similarly, God puts us to a test not to destroy us but to strengthen our faith in him and make our lives meaningful. Many Christians  do not read the Word so they are misinformed, God never said that we will not face temptations, hardship, suffering and the likes. Of course we will, but his  promise to us is that He will be with us through it all. Those who yearn for him really find him.

When you are grateful, you live with a sense of satisfaction and joy not discontentment and fear. Do not be grateful once in a while. Live gratefully everyday!

With love,

Sika Sunshine