Saturday, July 9, 2011

Regina Brett's Fifty Life Lessons: The Sixteenth Lesson

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Lesson Number Sixteen: Life is too short for long pity parties.  Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Parties are okay. It is one way of relaxing our tired minds and bodies as well as meeting friends. However, too much of it is no longer good for our well-being. Our life balance would be at stake and is at risk of crumbling much later.

We are the holder of our life. Whichever way we may choose to trod, or whatever it is we want to do with it is up to us. We just have to choose wisely if we are to enjoy much our life. Once a wise person said, 'life is too short, use it wisely'. Whoever he is, he is very much right. Life would be much happier if in every decision we make, we first pause and ask, 'Am I doing the right thing? Is this the wisest decision I ever made? Would my life improve or become better if I do this?' By doing this, we are busy living our lives and busy preparing for our deaths. When we have a well-lived life, death is no longer a problem to us. Why would we be afraid of dying when we are already fulfilled living? What is out there to live for more? 

One thing about death--we are not really afraid to die. We are just afraid of letting go. It is the attachment to things we still want to do that prevents us from dying. Thus if we are to have a happy death, let us do each of our missions in life. Living life to the fullest is at the top of it.
So don't waste your time in pity parties. Go on. Get busy living your beautiful life.

Get happy!


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