Smiling Pug – Happy Valentine’s Day From the Sweetest Smiling Pug/Bug Baby by *SMILING PUG*
Many are the times when what we have does not match the dreams we picture in our heads. Our house may be too small, our cars too old, or our bodies too flabby. Ask anyone – life is full of disappointments.
The key to living an enjoyable life is learning to do the best you can with what you have. It’s an optimistic point of view that says that your bed is worn, but it’s warm and comfy. Your clothes may be as old as your kids, but they fit well and are clean. And even if you can’t go out to eat every night, you can still afford a good steak for the grill when the mood strikes.
Life is all about give and take. Often life takes more than you are willing to give. But if your choices is to whine and moan about what you’re missing, or rejoice in what you have, your best option is obvious.
For instance, as an avid reader, I walk through any bookstore like a hungry lion that hasn’t eaten for a week. But I use my visit as an opportunity. I take a pad of paper and pen and write down the names of authors and books I would like to read. Then when I go to the library or used book store, I can find good choices easily.
Maybe you have a friend who hates the movies – so you go out to dinner instead. Or a family member who complains too much on the phone – so you learn to write letters in between calls. Using your creativity to solve life’s dilemmas is a successful strategy to more comfortable living.
When you find the positive in any given situation, you have achieved a real and lasting peace. When the trials and tribulations of life turn from barriers to stumbling blocks, you will know you are victorious.
Of course, new ideas are always welcome, and I would be thrilled to hear how you have learned to make the best out of what you already have. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and have a great day!