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Do you want to be Happy or Sad?
The Guide to Living the Life You Want

Life is what we make it. Happiness is an option. Either we see the glass half-full or half-empty, it’s our choice.

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At 30, life has taught me a lot of lessons. These lessons are sometimes painful and hard to accept but I’ve learned also the best way to face it: cry it out, shrug it off, then move on to face a new life’s lesson.

Last night, i received a text message from a friend. It says: “Life is a matter of perspective, either you complain because roses have thorns or you rejoice because thorns have roses. It all depends on how you look at it.”

Isn’t it easier to complain or be pessimistic than appreciative of things that we have in life? A lot of us love to see and talk about the sorrows or misfortunes of other people because it gives us a feeling of satisfaction that they are pitiful or in deeper trouble than us.

Last night, I have realized, among the most important things in my life are my family and my peace of mind. It doesn’t matter if I don’t have a lot of money or not popular as long as my family is with me (physically and emotionally — as in they love me and don’t hate me) and as long as I can sleep at night, look at people in the eyes and eat my meals and spend my money without hurting anyone.

The secret is looking at things in a positive manner, if not in an instant, at least make wallowing a little shorter so you can move on easily from being sad to being happy. Choose to look at the glass of water as half-full rather than half-empty so we can enjoy the beauty of life each day of our lives. Life is so short to waste.


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9 Responses to Do you want to be Happy or Sad?
The Guide to Living the Life You Want

  1. Ed Ebreo says:

    Nice point of view Mhel!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. You have a very interesting blog and an even more interesting work.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. mhel says:

    ed ebreo…

    thanks so much for visiting! i’m happy u like my blog and my articles. ur blog is such a good read and seem to me ur a very intelligent man. god bless.

  3. Mia says:

    Dear Marikenya,

    I like your message. I think it is a matter of attitude, and for me gratefulness is a key.

    warm regards, Mia

  4. mhel says:


    thanks for your comment and thanks for visiting. indeed, gratefulness is the key, im happy to meet another positive thinking person. god bless…

  5. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

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