A Life Worth Living – Part 1

What is life, and who defines what a life worth living really is?
Life is governed by laws and principles, in my view, these laws are exactly what guide us to live our
best lives.

The bible says you live only once here on earth; while others believe in reincarnation, I that each one of us will have multiple lives and even go further to say that in those multiple lives you won’t always be a human being.
For example, if you were a good person in your past life, in your new life you may be a more loved and successful person than in your past life, lacking nothing and comfortable by earthly standards or a loved pet.

However, the opposite is the case for those who lived a careless life in the past, for instance, if you were a criminal and a bad person who is selfish and hurts others, you might just be a cat, dog or any other animal in your next life. They even go as far as saying you won’t just be a dog but rather a homeless, starving dog. Lol…lol…lol. funny right? Very!

Whatever the case, you are the only one who can decide what a life worth living means/is to you. Life principles and laws teach us that: what goes around comes around, treat others as you like to be treated, forgive, be kind, and do good so that good will be your portion as well.

I am grateful for the lesson’s life has taught me; my most valuable lesson is the insight about myself and life. The phrase thank God we don’t look like our problems is really befitting because I don’t even want to know what I could probably be looking like right now lol…. other lessons I’ve learned so far are:

  1. You are not a product of your circumstances but a product of your decisions
    – which is why it is important to always remember the implications of your decisions. A decision you take today could impact not only your today but your future as well. So, think your decisions through.
  2. Forgiveforgiveness is very powerful especially for the forgiver because it takes the weight off you, it makes you feel light- not in a sense of losing weight but in an emotional sense. Lol! I couldn’t resist. When you forgive, you become free emotionally and a much happier person in general. Forgiveness is not a weakness, it’s a strength and courage that many of us lack unfortunately, because we tend to forget that by forgiving we are freeing and healing ourselves firstly and then the offender.
  3. Hope – the power of hope is amazing, it keeps you going, and it conditions your mind to always remember that there is a chance. It is not pretending that troubles don’t exist. It is the hope that they won’t last forever – that eventually hurts will be healed and that difficulties will be overcome.
  4. You are not your mistakes – our mistakes are teachers, they don’t make us bad people. with
    that said, it doesn’t mean that we should carelessly commit horrendous mistakes and claim its part of the learning process.
  5. Be kind – the world needs more kindness, with all the pain and sorrow in this world, kindness can never be too much.
  6. Life isn’t fair – yes, life is very unfair; I often wonder why terrible things happen to good people; but such is life and if there is breath in your body just continue living because although life is not fair, it’s still good to be alive. Remember many wanted to be alive today, but they aren’t.
  7. When in doubt just take a small step – if every time we were unsure we stood still, then we would still be in the same spot we were the first-time doubt settled-in. But that’s no way to live life. Gamble through doubts, be calculative in your risks and keep pushing and forging through life so that you keep getting closer to your goals.
  8. Don’t take yourself so seriously, no one else does – friends I truly struggle with this one; if
    stressing had another name, it would be called Precious (laughs). I tend to be very hard on myself. Luckily, I have a mother and husband who always reassure me that I am doing just great and things could be worse.
  9. You don’t have to win every argument; agree to disagree – life shouldn’t always be about winning or losing, it is about learning too. What good is it to win an argument and lose a friendship?
  10. Cry with someone; its more healing than crying alone – no man is an island, we all need
    someone; a shoulder to cry on. It doesn’t matter if that someone is blood-related, a confidant, a lover, etc. having someone there for you in good and bad times is a huge blessing. It makes life easier; it certainly makes it easy to get through challenges.

Let’s live this life friends because it is meant to be lived. Of course, these aren’t my only life lessons;
they are just a few for now, the rest will be shared in part two of this post. As always, thank you for
reading, do share your thoughts and let’s keep the conversations going. Much love!

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