Rare are those who invest time to think about the meaning of life.
Drained by daily routine, living as we are in a non-stop speed marathon, competing with everyone, for everything, counter-clockwise, pausing seems to be the hardest thing to do.
And if you dare speak out about meaning of life or discuss its values, people will stare and say “why you are playing M. Socrates or Plato ? ” …
It seems like we don’t have the choice, whether to be a philosopher or a player. As I couldn’t, while I am stuck in the middle, I made my own definition of life. As simple as my eager to enjoy it extremely, and as deep as how I worship each second of it.
Charle Aznavour sang: “Je t’aime, A- I – M- E”; I might say: “Life, L-I-F-E”.
– L is for “Lovable”: life is a faithful lover. The more you worship her, love her, plan for eternity with her, the more she will commit positively to you. Love life as you are not meant to die.
The moment you start taking her for granted and mistreating her; she will give you her back and leave you alone.
If you want to have a lovely life, you would rather be the lover you want her to be for you. She is the mirror of your thoughts and the reflection of your actions.
– I is for “Irreplaceable”: what do you do each day of your life is important, because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
You would better make sure that it is worth. It’s not about how long you have lived, it’s about how you have lived. As in the Stock Market: it is not about how many shares you have, but how they are worth.
In life, it is not about what you have said, it’s about what you have done. It’s not about what you have dreamed, but what you have achieved.
– F is for fortuitous: you would better get the advantage of it, be ready, advance to action or someone else will do and you will miss your chance.
Wasting time hesitating and thinking would not be a good thing. Wondering whether you are the right person, or believing that if it’s too good then it’s probably “not true”, is a «No» answer for life. As if you are dumping her.
It’s a common dilemma in many love stories, where the lover thinks he is not good enough for the heroine. First, she kept waiting than total deception, love fades and she turns to someone else who was courageous enough to take the step toward her.
– E is for “Emotional”: no matter how rush and tough life may seem to be; be yourself, be real, let your heart express what you really feel, nothing proves that you are alive more than a crash of tears or a crazy laugh
It’s ok to be weak, you don’t have to be always perfect. There’s no point of hiding that, you are human.
Moment of weakness are not imperfections, they are what you felt that one real moment. And as life is a faithful lover, the best gift you can offer her is the real you.
The worst waste is to live a life where you have to pretend to be someone else and to cheat your feelings. And as hard it might be and even if it means more heart breaks, it’s always better than having a nonfunctional heart with no beats, at least, you know you are alive.
That’s how I see LIFE; or honestly most of the time. I am not a Barbie or in a fairy tale, I know it can’t be always shining as pink; Life is simply what you make it. Either way, I believe I am responsible of my perception and reactions; and I choose to live taking everything as a miracle, a chance to grow up and excel, rather than taking it for granted and end up dwell on dreams and plans.
And most importantly, keep smiling because life L-I-F-E is very beautiful, and there is so much to smile about 🙂