Life is beautiful
The year 2002, has zipped past. Most of us were on a ‘Zip Drive’
so to speak. Caught up in the daily grind. Just a few more days and
another year will unfold itself, to zip past yet again. Have we done
what we set out to do when this year began? Have we patched up with
those who we had a fight with? Have we got that dream job we set out
in search of? Have we managed to find the husband/wife of our dreams?
In short, have we managed to change our lives from the mundane routine
we are all sucked into? Or have we just had another year where we were
too busy with our work to find time for our family, friends or even
a stranger in need.
Agreed, we all have our daily chores to deal with; the buses and trains
to catch; the families to look after; the bills to pay (which inevitably
grow larger and larger at the end of every month). The sheer will-power
to make ends meet in this day and age is catching up on both, the young
and old. Life ain’t fair, right?
Life is fair. All the time. The very fact that we are alive is a gift
from God. The very fact that we wake up every morning to the sound of
the chirping birds and swaying leaves is testimony to the fact that
life is beautiful. There are few who love to live life to the fullest.
By living it to the fullest does not mean ‘Living in the fast
lane’. It means living a meaningful life wherein you are able
to make a difference to the lives of those around you.
We think that we have the greatest problems on earth. That God is unkind
and not bothered about our needs. But have you ever bothered to ask
your neighbour how’s life? To inquire about his problems and health
and how he or she is coping? If you have and then compared it with yours,
I’m sure you have ended up saying, “I thought I was in a
mess. But my neighbour’s life is tougher.”
Yes friends, we have to thank God for all the blessinsg He has showered
upon us instead of looking at the negatives. Someone has rightly said,
The past is gone, the future will be, but the present is a ‘Present’
Why not concentrate on the present times and see how you can make a
difference to your life by reaching out to those in need. It works.
Believe me. Try clothing those who are naked or feeding those who are
hungry from the little or lot that you have. The joy you will see on
the recipients’ faces is worth many thousand dollars. Above all,
it leaves you feeling useful. It leaves you with the feeling that it
is YOU and YOU alone who can make a difference to your life.
Let’s try and stop changing those around us. The friend with that
irritable behaviour, that abusive colleague or temperamental boss. Instead,
let’s look inside and change for the better. The surroundings
will automatically change.
Yes, life is beautiful!