It’s Always Time to Celebrate the Beauty of Life

We all see the world from different angles –physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually – and we contemplate success, happiness, and achievement through different parameters and from multi-dimensional perspectives. As a result, you may consider yourself inferior to some or superior to others. It depends on how you measure your realizations. However, on a fundamental level, we are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. We are all just different. In other words, we may have advantages and disadvantages, which should never make us grander or smaller, but rather unique and special.

My hope is that any single human being can find the opportunity to become conscious of the multiple blessings that are present within and between us every single day.  If you are able to find them, please share these ideas with others, especially with those in need. I do not mean necessarily just those deprived of material assets, but also those who are needy in spirit. As Seneca said, “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”

As you may agree, there is a substantial difference between wants and needs as well as needs and desires. As Ernie Zelinski says, “It is important not to mix necessities with desires [neither success with happiness]. …Success is to get what you love; happiness is to love what you get” (Zelinski 2001, 227). Consequently, the concepts of happiness and sadness should always be seen just as mental states. They cannot be ruled or imposed on us because they depend on our power of choice. We cannot spend our whole lives preparing to find happiness. We have to act to discover the magic in ordinary things and find the vital elements of life’s meaning. As an old proverb says, “There are many things in life that will capture your eyes, but very few will capture your heart.” Let us live and enjoy what we have, let us show appreciation for what we get because there is always time to enjoy and celebrate the beauty of life.

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