Life is how you Make it

Posted on March 23, 2013


“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 always try to find answer to the question “what is life?” But I fail to solve this mystery.  My approach towards life is very simple. I believe life is very simple; we humans make it complicated by our desires. So, why make life a complex one, by knowing that we can keep it simple? I am not sure whether this attitude will make me successful in life or not; but I can guarantee you this attitude will always keep me 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 safer than your father. No one can make you feel more important than your children. These are few people, who collectively define a person’s life.

A perfect kiss... Sun kissing the land

A perfect kiss… Sun kissing the land

We all want to make this world a beautiful and much better place to live in; but have we ever thought that if we make our home and its surrounding beautiful; then the world will automatically be more beautiful? If we share the love we are giving to our own children with someone else’s children; then the world will be a much better place to live in. We want to own a big house; but can we guarantee that we can fill it with 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 that 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 between good and bad? So instead of analyzing someone else, it’s better to check our compatibility with that person and move on. Every individual has his own way of living, with his own ideas, beliefs, and thoughts to live with. Why make things complex by trying to change that person?


We all want to stay happy in our lives; we all want to feel good in whatever moment we are living, we all want to smell the peace each time we breathe. 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 are blessed with a intelligent mind. But does the mind offer an correct solution to every question of life; does the mind show us the correct path in life every time? I do not think so. The mind can sometimes be wrong; but the heart never misleads. So why do we make decisions in life difficult by prioritizing what the mind decides rather than giving importance yo what the heart feels?

It's up to you in which direction you want to lead you life

It’s up to you in which direction you want to lead your life

So let’s not make life too complicated by dreaming too big, by hoping too much, by expecting the unexpected, and by ignoring the small things where happiness lies. Let’s make it simple by getting the basics rights, by welcoming whatever life brings us 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


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