Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Regina Brett's Fifty Life Lessons: The Fiftieth Lesson

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Lesson Number Fifty: Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

When we receive or give a gift, our impression for the gift to be special, is it should be tied with a bow. We feel so special receiving that kind of gift or feel so special giving someone a special gift. However, they say life is a gift. And if it's a gift it must be special. Is your life special? It depends on the person or on the situation. 

Sometimes, I could say my life is a gift. But there are also times when it seems to be not. Only one thing, I could be sure -- life is special. And it depends on us, on how we make it to be so.

When the going gets tough; when there seems to more of the problems than of the solutions; when the obstacles are higher than we could hurdle, our world eventually turns upside down. We wake up in the morning believing life is a mess, that there could be no beauty in it.

On one hand this happens more often. On the other hand, if we just allow life to be so -- come hail, come rain, come storm; everything would return back to normal when it is done and much more with a fresher view. It is always after we threw up when we realized that good things could sprout from negative events. We always wake up into a fresher environment after every storm and hail and rain. 

So no matter what, we always have to ride with the tide because nothing is permanent in this world. To remain strong in riding this tide, we have to nail down our faith in God. No matter what, He is always there for us ready to remind us that life is a gift.

Get happy!

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

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Lesson Number Forty-Nine: Yield.

We always have to yield -- to authorities, to God. There is no need to fight or to get things our way always. When we want to come up with peaceful negotiations, we need to yield first before we could state our case. If we are to live orderly, we need to yield always.

Get happy!

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

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Lesson Number Forty-Eight:  If you don't ask, you don't get.

Jesus said, "...seek and ye shall find, knock and the door will be opened, ask and it shall be given to you.." How could  God know what it is we really want and need when even we, ourselves, could not specifically point out whatever it is we are asking?

We all have needs and wants. God is very much wiling to give it to us from His bounty. All we need is just ask. Even parents struggle to know what it is their crying babies want because of the inability of the baby to utter what is it they want. How could then our Heavenly Father not give us what we so ardently want?

If we then know what it is we want, it is by experience that I could say, we need first to pray to God if what we want is also His will for us before setting out on asking and getting what we want because not all that we want is in accordance with God's will for us. In order for things to flow smoothly and blissfully, it is really a must to pray. And when God answers our prayer, He then would give us what we ask with much blessings and in abundance.

Start asking and get happy!!!

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