Thursday, October 20, 2011

Regina Brett's Fifty Life Lessons: The Forty-Second Lesson

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Lesson Number Forty-Two: Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

... like hatred, jealousy, pride, anger, resentment, and anything that makes us unhappy. There are a lot of unhappy people in this grand universe because of these negative emotions. It is time to let go of them now and enjoy a life filled with beauty, happiness and joy.  

There are 3 ways to get rid of anything unhelpful in our life.

1. Get rid of garbage. ( Surroundings ) Any garbage. All garbage from the kitchen, from inside the house, or even those inside the closet. Yes, those unused clothing that sit in your closet for years. Give them away. Donate them. You not only get rid of them, but would make other people happy too. Let go of those blessings so that there would be enough space to receive another blessing again.

2. Get rid of the excess fat. ( Physical ) Are there any? We all know that excess fat is not good for our health. Not only excess fat, but excess sugar, excess blood pressure and all other excesses as well. Go outside, get some exercise, eat right, live right. This is the best regimen for a healthier and longer life.

3. Get rid of the negatives. ( Mental ) Yes, negative thoughts, negative feelings and negative finances. We all know that all of these negative feelings and emotions can drain our energies; so why harbor them inside when they are not useful and beautiful? We only need to pray harder and be determined to have God in our life in order to get rid of these. As to negative finances, when everything is easier to acquire nowadays, including debt, it is best to shy away from it especially when we have not the additional income to augment our finances. All we need is discipline. It is not easier said than done because to live happily is our aim, and we all long for that.

There we have it. Hope we all learn from it that we may one day wake up to a useful, beautiful and joyful life.

Get happy! 

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