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How Can You Make Your Life Beautiful?

Updated on June 19, 2013

Do you want to make your life beautiful?  The simplest question seems to be the most difficult to answer.  But the most difficult questions have the simplest answers.  Here are five things that I would like to share on how you can make your life beautiful. 

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You can make your life beautiful by taking great delight in discovering the wonder of each moment.

Little kids teach me best the lesson on delight, wonder and amazement. Toppling building blocks and making funny noises like ‘boink or toink’ can send them into fit of giggles.

I’ve learned to appreciate our deep conversations too.
“I have a new sandals.” One three year old girl would pull the sleeves of my blouse.
“My shoes is blue.” Another boy would pipe up.
“Wow!” I’d say stopping long enough to look at their shoes. I’d get to observe little stuff so I can continue the conversation. “I see a flower in your sandals. Did your mommny buy this for you?” or “There are lights in your rubber shoes. Wow! Can you walk so I can see the lights blink?”

Very deep huh? Hahaha If one is still able to truly say ‘wow’ on a flower on a tiny sandal or be amused at rubber shoes with blinking lights, I bet you would be able to say ‘wow’ on most things in life.

You can make your life beautiful by enjoying the simple things.

Munching peanuts or gobbling up pepperoni pizza and mojos with a dear friend is already something that I enjoy.  Homemade sandwiches with fresh juice somehow taste better in between shared conversations.  I had to chuckle at myself.  I find that eating and conversations is on my top 5 of simple things that I enjoy in life.

What are the inexpensive and simple things you enjoy the most?  Do them over and over and you will find that there are many ordinary things that make life beautiful.

You can make your life beautiful by putting a full stop in the past and allowing yourself to move forward.

Stop! Halt! Decide right here and right now to stop rewinding and replaying the painful memories of the past.  You have grieved.  You know people have been cruel and yes life is unfair.  But if you want to live a beautiful life, it is time to resolve to let go and forgive.  It is time to write a new chapter.  Your past will not define your future unless you allow it to.  Give yourself a chance to move forward. 

You can make your life beautiful by seeing the blessing in every situation.

When I was still a college student, a typhoon hit our city badly and for a month we didn’t have any water and electricity. When it rained, we hurriedly brought outside the few pails we owned to store the rainwater. I remember that incident vividly because mom allowed us to take a shower in the rain. She would never ever give us permission to do that in ordinary circumstances. But this was a crisis situation.
During the first week of our predicament, we found out that one of our neighbors had a manual pump for water. We also saw some people lining up bringing a pail or two. Maybe they can share water with us, we thought. But sadly they declined.

The refusal hurt. The water was after all free. After that, I remember we scoured the city looking for ways to buy drinking water. The month passed slowly. But when the situation was back to normal my father decided to install our own manual pump. It was not part of the budget but we saved up for it. My father felt we should be prepared for emergencies in case of another water shortage.

Many years later, who would have thought that this helped us start off with our water refilling business? It made me reflect, "if we didn't experience the typhoon...if our neighbors didn't refuse us water...if we didn't install a manual pump..." You get the drift.

This taught me a lesson to trust that the most difficult of situations in our lives can bring forth untold blessings.

“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we're not wise enough to see it.”-- Oprah Winfrey

You can make your life beautiful by sharing with others the joy of living.

"Accept your own divinity. Everything is a manifestation of God. When you know that, the power that is LIFE is inside you, you accept your own divinity, and yet you are humble, because you see the same divinity in everyone else." - Don Miguel Ruiz


I have made a decision to give to myself so I can give to others more. I stopped beating myself up. I affirmed myself often. The more loving and forgiving I am of myself, the more loving and forgiving I am of others.

I also allow myself to receive when someone gives me something (may it be a kind word or two, a compliment or praise, an encouraging statement, donations or gifts or acts of services) because as I delight in the gift, I also allow others to experience the joy of giving.

Life has become beautiful because I have experienced the pains of living and have moved on. I have walked through the valleys of darkness into the light. This light I openly share with you as I lovingly accept the light that you share with me. Isn’t it just marvelous how we engage in the cycle of giving and receiving? It is all in your hands. It feels immensely gratifying when one is able to share, inspire, and uplift someone else up. Right?

Life is doubly beautiful when it is shared. Do the things you love with enjoyment and gratitude and most certainly life will be beautiful for you.

Michelle Simtoco

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      Hailey 4 years ago

      Awesome, sweet hub, love the cats images )) Life is beautiful!

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      CS Cart Review 4 years ago

      I have searched through many different sites but have yet to aquire a site that is as helpful and informative as yourshas.

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thank you for dropping by this page to celebrate our life and make it beautiful.

      Terry27: Marie is a dear friend and so you are one to me. I am honored to connect with you and looking forward to get to know you too. Love and light...

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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      Voted this amazing post Up. Again, thanks for sharing the magic with us.

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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      Hi Ripplemaker. I really loved your hub. There are a lot of beautiful gems of wisdom here. Thank you for sharing your loving energy with us. I am very glad that Marie suggested that I check out your incredible hubs. :)

      Oh, I almost forgot to mention this. I love the photos!

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      asinaprasad 5 years ago

      Just love your post:-)

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      lola 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading this!x

      there is really helpful and great messages here.

      Ilove the positive way,Mp life was abit beautiful, but know these messages and comments really helped me, My life is as beautiful as can be. xxx Have a great day.xxx

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      femmeflashpoint 6 years ago

      Excellent observations. Excellent article. Two thumbs up!

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      philipandrews188 6 years ago

      Wonderful ideas! I'll apply them all.

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      Bud Gallant 6 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      I really enjoyed reading this.

      I love your positive and there's great messages here.

      You've really got it with the whole appreciating every moment idea. That's something a lot of people under-estimate. I find it very fascinating you discovered this. There's entirely philosophies that rest on this principal.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      I really like your positive way. If I have not follow you yet, I will follow you now. Ones life can be beautiful when one think about it positively. This hub is very good. Have a nice day.

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      clintonb 6 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      That was really nice. Everyone's life can be beautiful..only if they TRULY want it..otherwise nothing is possible. Im new here too and reading such fantastic writings feels really good :)

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      Katrina of A VICTORIOUS WOMAN MINISTRY 6 years ago

      This hub is inspiring. It is also good to know that God is the true example of LOVE and FORGIVENESS! Keep writing.

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      Quotes on life 6 years ago

      Great post.

      Thank you

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      celeBritys4africA 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      A great hub. Awesome work.

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      JLClose 6 years ago from OreGONE

      Love the hub. I especially love all the pictures because I love cats!!! I completely agree that forgiveness, enjoying the little things, and giving of ourselves are keys to living a beautiful, joyful life. As a teenager I had a friend who used to tell me I reminded her of a child because I was always so easily amused. I took that as a compliment, because it's easy for me to find fun and joy in little things even as an adult.

      Great hub.

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks guys for dropping by to leave a comment. Today I close my eyes in prayer and wish you a beautiful life! :) Smiles and love sent your way.

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      swedal 6 years ago from Colorado

      Nice, I love the insight that kids can give us into life and living. It breaks it all down to the simplest form of happiness. Love that cat that ate the cookies too! :)

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      Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

      Your choice of subject in the photos points exactly to how positive your outlook about life is. Funny but beautiful! You give essence to the ordinariness of life in them cats! How much more with people you observe around you? I'm glad to be around. Vote up!

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      onrea 6 years ago from Rochester, NY

      Wow this is some good stuff you have in this hub! Touching story about the water refilling business. A very important key to life is learning how to turn a negative into a positive.

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      life is life: I understand. I went through those pains too...and so today, I send you loving energies to help you in your moving on journey. Hugs and love and light to you my friend.

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      life is life 6 years ago

      your hubs are really uplifting. yes life is unfair sometimes and how i wish i could enjoy life the way you do..i've been experiencing pain and moving on is really a hard thing to do.

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      TheHubKing 7 years ago from Philippines

      I'm really starting to believe that cats invented the internet...:)

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Not to be a stick in the mud or anything, but I just thought that you would like to know that there is a grammatical error in your hub. In the picture in which there is this absolutely precious cat with the best of intentions saying: "I made you a cookie... but I eated it.", it should be "...I ate it."

      Just kidding. I'm sure the error was intentional and it made the picture even more cute. :)

      Nice hub!

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      sudeep13582 7 years ago from Howrah

      nice hub.. thanks for sharing your inner feelings...

      have a nice day and life

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      tdarby 7 years ago

      lovely hub thanks

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Marieryan, your words made me smile tonight..and I wish you a beautiful life! Thank you for dropping by to share a comment. Truly appreciated. :)

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      Marie Ryan 7 years ago from Andalusia, Spain

      I stopped in my tracks when I noticed the title of this hub as I was browsing! What a wonderful title, and it didn't disappoint. Thank you.

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      treasuresyw: Glad you have the same view of life. Indeed it can be beautiful :)

      skye2day: God does love us and want to make our life beautiful..:) thanks for remembering me and dropping by. :)

      alekhouse: aaahh the possibilities are endless and marvelous. Let's make it possible and real! :) Thanks for the visit.

      Deborrah: If you enjoy the simplest things, life is already beautiful...LOL Thank you for your heartwarming comment.

      Tony: But you are here now...and I love you being here. :) To be in the now is wondrous and beautiful. :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Misslich: I am imagining you relaxing and smelling the roses. And I smile. Hope all is well with you... :)

      subirkrdatta: Thanks!

      donotfear: love casts out fear :) peace to you too :)

      Pureromance: Glad you enjoyed this hub. Thanks!

      Rishfa: Thank you!

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      How did I miss this one? Thanks so much for sharing! Living in the moment is the best place to be!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Great story! Very encouraging hub! Yes! "We can make life beautiful by enjoying the simple things!" Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      This is a wonderful hub. I love the pictures of the cats with the captions...so cute. You are so right about how to make your life beautiful. It's definitely possible.

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      skye2day 7 years ago

      Thank You For this beautiful writing. It is easy to get off of track. It is reminders as this that encourage and inspire one to stay present. That is the gift. It takes practice, but in time with God it gets easier. He lvoes us so mush. He has so many suprises waiting for us. So many Blessings. I am happy for you. Please visit my hubs. I have not seen you in a long time. Never Never give up is one of my favorite new writings In love

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      treasuresyw 7 years ago from Savannah, GA

      I love it! This was one refreshing lens. Life is meant to be beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Rishfa 7 years ago

      loved it......... :)

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      PureRomance 7 years ago from Vietnam

      its great to read and enjoy :)

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      donotfear 7 years ago from The Boondocks

      As we used to say in the 1970's:

      May peace be on your bones!

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      MissLich 7 years ago

      I am new here and am thrilled at the opportunity to read many of the hubs I see. This one in particular stood out because I am going through a lot on a personal level and realize I need to relax, sit back and smell the roses. I want my life to be beautiful. This was great. Thanks for sharing.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thank you for the notification Shealy and for sharing this article in your newsletter. I am looking forward to reading that one and most especially knowing how you guys have put in wonderful effort to share your light to others. Thank you so much. Blessings! :)

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      Shealy Healy 8 years ago from USA

      Hello Beautiful,

      Your article will go out in next months news letter of Shealy International. Thank you for your contribution. You are really a light of beauty.

      Shealy Healy

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Trose, thanks for dropping by to share your thoughts.

      Hi Shealy, you are my sister! :) LOL We are beautiful and life can be beautiful for us! Love and light to you!

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      Shealy Healy 8 years ago from USA

      You are my sister.

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      Shealy Healy 8 years ago from USA

      Certainly a good subject. We are more beautiful when we want to be.

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      trose 8 years ago

      Wonderful! So inspiring... We are what we think and you have done a great job of displaying this.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Cheeky Girl: Glad sunshine streamed into your window today :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Hy ripplemaker

      Another blast here! What a lovely feel good Hub you make! I'd say you make a lovely cup of hot chocolate too! Thanks for brightening my day! : )

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Bingskee: That sounds like a beautiful hub coming to life, go for it! :) I agree that simplest things can make us happy. Like yesterday, Dayzeebee and I were laughing and laughing at something I said and my cells were jumping for joy. We should have more of that. We get healthier each day. Love and blessings to you. :)

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      bingskee 8 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      i was just thinking of writing a hub titled You Can Do Things the Happy Way. somehow, it is related to this hub. we really do not need to complicate things to make life happy or beautiful. it is very true that the simplest things can make us happy. :-) but most of us sometimes fail to realize.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      U Dont Say: Congratulations for your book! And I will visit your hub now as I thank you for sharing your lessons with us. Moving on from a loss can indeed be a life changing experience and truly a beautiful one. Keep on! :) Blessings...

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      U Dont Say 8 years ago

      I just joined and published my first Hub. I was interested in seeing just one other Hub and chose yours to read because of the title line. It is beautifully inspiring and goes hand in hand with the thought-lines I shared in my first published Hub. I had to learn what I shared from painful losses 5 years ago, and that brought me to writing a book which was published and released almost a year ago. Thank you for the wonderful mirror of my own revelation. You've shown me that I was 'right-on' with my new vision.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Elusen: I agree with you that all the things in the past happened for a reason. By being grateful will help one move forward. Thanks for sharing about your hub. I will visit it soon. :)

      DeBorrah: Blessings be upon you too! Thanks for dropping by. :)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Thank You I am grateful to have come across this Happy inspiring hub!

      Blessings

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      Elusen 8 years ago from Indianapolis, IN

      I love your comments about putting the past behind you! I also, however, have a specail affinity for tursting that everything that happened in the past, happens for a reason. I wrote the hub, The Already and The Not Yet because of soemthing amzing that has happened in my own life. I love your advice - thank you!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Russ: Living in awareness..yes, that seems to be one of the keys to a beautiful life. Thanks for the visit. :D

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      Russ Baleson 8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      This is something to say Wow about! Thank you for a very necessary reminder to enjoy everything enjoyable, and there are lots when you get conscious.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi barry: meow! :-) LOL

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      Barry Rutherford 8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      meow ! thanks for this !

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Rainbow World, thank you for dropping by and for intending to share the inspiration you have with others. Thanks.

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      Rainbow World 8 years ago

      The rippling effect certainly has reached my shores. The ripple will go on and on to make life beautiful through sharing what I read here with others. Thanks.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      That is beautiful Linda! It is nice to meet you here on Hubpages. Keep sharing your love and light. God bless you too. :-)

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      Linda's Hub Pages 8 years ago

      I have also learned to love me through Gods love for me.Thank you for sharing all these beautiful hubs.I know that every thought, feeling, word or deed has an impact to the lives of others as you can see in my hubs....God bless you always.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks JP! :-) Have a beautiful life!

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      JPSO138 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Truly a wonderful and inspiring hub....

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi countrywomen, it's wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for sharing that quote. There is much wisdom in those words :-)

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      countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

      Nice personal hub with wonderful pictures. And btw nice quote by Oprah. In fact one of my fav quotes is "An ordinary person looks at difficulty in every opportunity but an extra ordinary person looks at opportunity in every difficulty. Thumbs up for another wonderful hub.

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      mysteryboy 8 years ago

      thanks a million.i am very happy to read your book .it is very interesting and effect on my life.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Simple yet profound Hahaha Yes dayzeebee I will try to remember that every time I doubt. And I will keep on believing that each ripple we make is a beautiful and important one. Hugs and much love and light. :-)

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      dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I am always awed at how you are able to tell beautiful stories of simple yet profound experiences in your life. That is the magic of your writing. Never doubt your capacity to tell your stories. It is precisely that which creates multiple ripples. Hugs and thumbs up!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks floppy. May peace and love be with you too. :-)

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      floppy 8 years ago from romania

      Wow. Amazing hub, I love it.

      Wish you peace and love

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Awww thank you K@ri.  Your words made me feel good too! :) I wish you a beautiful life my friend. Have a blessed week.

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      Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for the wonderful thoughts and great advice. I love to read what you write! I always feel better afterwards! You have a true gift, ripplemaker!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks Cristina for dropping by and commenting. It's nice to be able to share beautiful things to wonderful people like you. :-)

      Theor, I'm not familiar with Dr. Wayne Dyer but I'd like to look him up. :-)

      RGraf, LOL I like that...you know how to make your life beautiful indeed. :-)

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      So very true. I spent a wonderful morning just gazing at the birds in the tree.

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      theor23 8 years ago

      That is a good story. You have a alot to be greatfull for, do you happen to be a fan of Dr.Wayne dyer?

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      What a wonderful hub you just wrote. Great inspiration to live by. Thank you Ripplemaker for sharing this hub to us.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Jmell, thank you for being as enthusiastic. Your comment made me smile! :) Woohoo!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi sis Dottie, yes the conversations can go very deep...Hahaha The "what's that?" and the "what's this?" have always helped me keep the wonder of simple things around me. I love the way their eyes would go wide when they see the water turn into another color when you drop food coloring and giggle. I know you know the feeling since you taught with some kids too. :-)

      The cats reflect the funny side of me when I'm not so serious. Hahahah

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi M.A.D..LOL I guess there are many sides to a story and esp. a topic on how to make life beautiful. To make a beautiful tomorrow, start making today a beautiful one. :-) Thanks...

      Hi Raven, me too...to be the giver and receiver. :-) The cats are just adorable. :-)

      Hi Benz B, thanks.

      Hi kstyle, meow... hahahaha

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      Jmell 8 years ago from El Paso, Texas, USA

      Woohooo! I love it....I just love your enthusiasm for life - and your eagerness to share that love with the rest of the world. THANK YOU!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      I love those deep conversations you have with your kids!  That is so precious and soo important to make a child feel special.  Geez I wish I had a teacher like you when I was little! :)

      It really is the simplest of things like this that makes a beautiful life.  I enjoy sharing these things with you, Sis and I have to tell you I too LOVE those cats, LOL!

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      KStyle 8 years ago

      puuuurrrrfect hub! love the photos, and captions too!

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      Benz B 8 years ago

      awesome hub. was a great read. nicely done.

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      Raven King 8 years ago from Cabin Fever

      What can I say but the overwhelming feeling of being inspired. Thanks. I also love those cats. :)

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      men are dorks 8 years ago from Namibia

      Ah, a very huble topic but yet controversial. Like the way you set your mind towards tomorrows... And very true and inspiring

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi sixtyorso, you are right about the door closing and another opening. Today I am taking this time to remember how beautiful life is. And I'm glad to be doing it with you around too. To our beautiful life, cheers! :-)

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      Clive Fagan 8 years ago from South Africa

      I love this hub. it is truly humbling and a great lesson to me as well as a reminder that life is wonderful, and we should cherish every moment! I also enjoyed your butterfly effect moment about the water shortage and where it eventually lead to. In every downside there is always an upside, we just need to find it. Another take really on "if one door closes another opens". Wonderful profound hub!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Laughing Mom, it's lovely to see you here. :-) Thanks for your kind words.

      Hi dave, it's the ripple effect..so true... :-)

      Hi AEvans, I wish you much joy..:-)

      Hi John Z, in simplicity lies the profound. I'm beginning to acknowledge that more and more... ;-)

      Hi Triplet Mom, I try to...sometimes it can be tough...but when one is able to look at the bright side, I can dry my tears and smile... thanks for being here. :-)

      Hi newlyborn, glad you agree with me. :-) Keep on...

      Hi wandereth and shamelaboush, I was laughing while loading the photos. Yes they are priceless. :-) For sure, I know Hubber Susan Ng would love them, she's a cat lover through and through! LOL

      Hi Hawkesdream, I did... how did you know? LOL

      Thanks guys..you really made my day reading all your beautiful comments. Thank you!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi fishskinfreak, it's lovely to see you here. And your thumbs up is very much appreciated! :-)

      Hi violetsun, I believe being able to have the courage to move on forward (even in little things) is already something big. And it is meant to be celebrated. When I look back at my life, I recognized there are so many moments of problems turning into blessings. The water refilling business is definitely one of them. :-)

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      Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

      And, I bet you thoroughly enjoyed writing and shareing this with us, Didn't you.

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      shamelabboush 8 years ago

      The cats in here are so adorable, very cute :)

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Great hub! While I do agree with you on the need to put the past where it belongs and to maintain a childlike wonder at the simplest of things, what I most enjoyed in your hub were the cats. They were priceless! :)

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      newlyborn 8 years ago from UK

      "It feels immensely gratifying when one is able to share, inspire, and uplift someone else up. Right? "

      Right!!Thank you for bringing the light and sharing the positive atmosphere and attitude with us!

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      I love your positive attitude it really shows through in everything you do. You also help me to look at the positives especially when I am at my worse. Thank you.

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      John Z 8 years ago from Midwest

      Beautifully and simply stated. Thanks RM

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I do have to say , I love this hub and such positivity what lessons we need to know and should use for happiness. :)

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      daveearley 8 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Great stuff! As I'm sure you know, when you share the love with others, there's no telling what amount of fruit can be produced from that...and that can turn up even more beautiful lives.

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      Laughing Mom 8 years ago

      You amaze me with your continous positive attitude toward life, ripplemaker!

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Michelle: This gave me chills. I just told Dottie in my last hub that I am moving forward, and here you are saying the same thing. The story of your dad developing a water refiling business is inspiring!

      A thumbs up, of course. :)