What is a beautiful life?

There's no time like the present

Be happy now and you will be happy most of your life.
Be happy now and you will be happy most of your life.

Life is beautiful

Living a beautiful life is simple if you don't stray from the basics. Think about what was important to you as a child and realize that you were so happy then.

Makes you wonder why you are not as happy now, doesn't it? Yes life does have a habit of changing and so do you. When things change for the better, you feel life is beautiful. When a tragedy occurs you feel life is testing.

The truth is that it is the ups and downs combined that make life beautiful. If you were never sad, how would you know when you are happy? So let's ask a simple question now - What makes you happy?

Think of the times that you have laughed and loved and felt life was beautiful. Where were you? Who was with you? What were you doing? Try and remember all the details that you can. Did you see the common thread that ran through your memories?

In most cases you were with people who you cared about. People who loved you back for who you are and not what you have. You were not earning money, but spreading good cheer. You were having fun doing what ever it was that you were doing. You were relaxed and happy.

So what you need to do, is to get the love and laughter back in first position in your life. Then life will be beautiful. I know it can be difficult when you are trying to earn a living and support a family.It is stressful and it needs to be done. Your family loves you for doing it as well.

Where is the time to just sit and have fun, when you have chores waiting for you all lined up? Yes the meals must be cooked, the clothes must be washed and the things put away in the right places. You family appreciates you for all the hard work you put in around the house.

But remember no one ever regretted not finishing a chore on their death bed. They all did regret not spending enough time with the family that they loved. So don't wait so long that there is no time left. Start now. Enjoy your life and your loving family today.

Making Life Beautiful

When was the last time you had a family get together?

  • Just happened yesterday
  • A week ago
  • Last month, I think
  • Can't remember
See results without voting

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Candie V profile image

Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

This one was what I needed tonight, thank you Cashmere! I answered "don't remember" as it applies to my folks/sister. She and I are fractured at the moment, as we have been on and off all our lives. I do see my mom a lot, tho she and dad live a ways away. As it applies to my son, all the time. I can't remember the last time I've had a great laugh tho. Here, frequently, in person, not enuf. Many hugs to you for this!


J-Mae 7 years ago

I am a strong believer in family time. We try at least once a month to spend time with someone in either my family or my husbands family. Yesturday we spent at the spray park, today fishing and tommorrow yard time with Nana and Papa. :)

I enjoyed this wonderful hub.

Thanks


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cashmere 7 years ago from India Author

Candie, hope the folks and you can heal that fracture soon.

Jmae I would also put in a day only for family every week.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

I will prepare my adoption papers asap. Nice hub Cashmere.


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kiran8 7 years ago from Mangalore, India

Lovely thoughts and so very true ! You need very little to be happy and get rid of all the clutter in your life and mnd...


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cashmere 7 years ago from India Author

You are welcome to join my family any time Pearldiver. They will give you all the love you want and more.

Kiran, thank you for stopping by. Hope you life is also stress free and lovely.


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

The simplest thoughts carry the most meaning...thanks for reminding us of that cashmere. :)


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cashmere 7 years ago from India Author

Thank you for appreciating them FP!


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I would heal that fracture tonight if it were up to me, but it's her choice now..I've tried several times. I can only account for my stuff in this, apolgize where I need to, forgive where I need to. Some things are out of my hands now.. I would tonight if I could. It hurts my dad something awful, and that's what hurts me most.


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cashmere 7 years ago from India Author

It can be difficult when you want to end a feud and the other party insists on fighting. All you can do is keep the offer open till they decide to take it up. Love and hope can work miracles.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I'm up for both, thanks cashmere!


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cashmere 7 years ago from India Author

I'll pray for you Candie. Love is important in live.


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packerpack 7 years ago from India, Calcutta

O dear Cash you made me feel so nostalgic. To the poll I chose the fourth option. The last time I was with my family was about 8 months back but even then my younger bro was not around. So the complete family get together was more then a year a ago. Now that my bro is back home to Calcutta, India after completing his engg. I am here in Chennai, India bonded with job!

Thanks for making me feel like that!


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bingskee 7 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

it has been awhile since we had a night out together with the whole family. i answered just yesterday because it was just yesterday. we missed being together and eating out together.

nothing replaces these lovely moments with the family. that makes a beautiful life.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Cashmere, thank you for answering my request! :-) Do you know this was my first request ever? Gosh, I never used that feature before. It was so nice reading your thoughts on what you believe is a beautiful life. "So what you need to do, is to get the love and laughter back in first position in your life." I love that statement that you wrote. Thank you again and may you have many moments to treasure always. (((hugs)))


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cashmere 7 years ago from India Author

Paper pack, I know the feeling. We are gearing up for a family reunion in end June. My cousins sis is down from the states and the rest are all goingto get together in Pune. I am just waiting for the days to get by. My son will be meeting all his cousins for the second time. Life is so unfair. When we were kids we would meet every summer hols. Hope you have your family reunion soon.


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cashmere 7 years ago from India Author

bingskee, Hope u have more such gatherings sooner.

Ripple maker, it was a beautiful and profound request. I look forward to answering more of yours!


Writer Rider 7 years ago

Life is beautiful, can't escape some bad parts, but that should make you appreciate the good parts even more. Well, like you say.


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cashmere 7 years ago from India Author

Thanks writer rider. Yes the good and the bad go hand in hand


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hehehe I will look forward to writing requests more... Thanks! ;-) Hugs..


A.M. Gwynn 7 years ago

Love this Hub. In these times, family is so scattered. It wasn't like the old days when you lived two or three houses down, or in the same neighborhood. Now people are thousands of miles apart. There is a lot to be said for that. Children growing up without knowing extended family. It is sad I think. Now people must make that extra effort to keep everyone close.


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cashmere 7 years ago from India Author

I agree Gwynn, I was far closer to my cousins than my kid is. We also grew up in different cities, but made it a point to spend summer holidays together.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Life is what you make of it, taking life for granted shouldn't be the option thanks for this hub.

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