You may have defects, be anxious and some times live irritated, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can prevent it from going into decadence. There are many that need you, admire you and love you.
I would like to remind you that being happy is not having a sky without storms, or roads without accidents, or work without fatigue, or relationships without disappointments.
Being happy is finding strength in forgiveness, hope in one’s battles, security at the stage of fear and love in disagreements. It is not only to treasure the smile, but that you also reflect on the sadness. It is not just commemorating the event, but also learning lessons in failures.
Being happy is to recognize that it is worthwhile to live, despite all the challenges, misunderstandings and times of crises. It is to thank God every morning for the miracle of life. Being happy is not being afraid of one’s feelings. It is to bear with courage when hearing a “no”. It is to have the security to receive criticism, even if it is unfair. It is to kiss the children, pamper the parents, have poetic moments with friends, even if they have hurt us.
Being happy means allowing the free, happy and simple child inside each of us to live; having the maturity to say, “I was wrong”; and the audacity to say, “forgive me”. It is to have sensitivity in expressing, “I need you”; to have the ability of saying, “I love you”.
In your spring-time, may you become a lover of joy. In your winter, a friend of wisdom and when you go wrong along the way, have the strength to start all over again. Thus you will become more passionate about life and you will find that happiness is not about having a perfect life but about using tears to water tolerance, losses to refine patience, failures to carve serenity, and obstacles to open the windows of intelligence.
Quote: – “Never give up …. Never give up on the people you love. Never give up from being happy because life is an incredible show. You are a special human being!”- Pope Francis
“Expressing love to others is more important than being right” culled from Rhapsody of Realities