“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” -Leonardo da Vinci
I do not have the answer to the question “what is life?”. To be honest, I never tried to find the answer to this question; maybe I know I am not that intelligent to find the answer. But my approach towards life is very simple. I believe life is very simple; we humans make it complicated by our desires. So, why to make life a complex one, by knowing that we can keep it simple? I am not sure this attitude will make you successful in life or not; but I can guarantee you this attitude will help you to be happy.
“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” – Winston Churchill
Life’s biggest happiness lies in small and simple things. Nothing in life can give you more happiness then seeing the smile on your child’s face. Nothing in life can increase your confidence more than your wife or girlfriend’s belief in you. No one can love you more than your mother. No one can make you feel more safe than your father or elder brother. No one can make you feel more important than your children. These are few people, who together define a person’s life.
We all want to make this world a beautiful and much better place to live; but have we ever thought if we would make our home and its surrounding beautiful; then the world would automatically be more beautiful? If we would share the love we are giving to our own children with someone else’s children; then the world would be a much better place to live in. We want a big home to live; but can we guarantee we can fill it full of happiness, peace, and joy? No we can’t, as money can’t buy these things. So why make things complicated by increasing our demands from life? In a home, the number of bedrooms hardly matters, what matters most is, “We must make that thread of love which binds us all a much stronger one.” By doing so, a small home will look more beautiful than the home of our dreams. We must realize a building or a structure becomes a home only when the people that stay in it remain connected with the bond of love, peace, and togetherness.
We always hurt ourselves by judging others, by expecting something from others. But is it necessary and warranted to judge someone else? We are not God, so how can we differentiate good and bad? So rather than analyzing someone else, it’s better to check our compatibility with that person and move on. Every individual has their own way of living, with their own ideas, beliefs, and thoughts to live with. Why make things complex by trying to change that person so we can be compatible?
We all want to be happy, we all want to feel good. And in order to make someone feel special, we try to give that person an expensive gift. But are these gifts really capable of making someone feel special? No. The best way to make someone happy and feel special is to give the gift of a smile.
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa
We all think we are the most intelligent creatures in this world, as we have an intelligent mind. But does the mind offer a solution to every question of life accurately; does the mind show us the correct path in life every time? I hope not, the mind can sometimes be wrong; but the heart never misleads. So why do we make decisions in life difficult by giving value to what the mind decides rather than what the heart feels?
“There are no easy answers but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” -Ronald Reagan
So let’s do not make life too complicated by dreaming too big, by hoping too much, by expecting the unexpected, and by ignoring those small things where happiness lies. Let’s make it simple by doing the basics rights, by welcoming whatever life will bring rather than getting disappointed and by learning from failure. Let’s spread the love and smile; let’s value relationships and celebrate those small achievements life throws at us.
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith
NB:- It was a post I wrote as a guest post for one of my friend Joe’s blog. I thought to share this post with you all.
- Life is Simple…Keep it Simple! (jcdickerson.wordpress.com)