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Secret to Contentment With Life

Updated on February 25, 2011

“We are all extremely blessed.. just a matter of mere realization...acceptance and denial are two opposite ends that can lead to thankfulness or thanklessness..!! At the end of the day, its our choice..so lets just admit it...Thank you God for everything..!! I cannot thank you enough!!”

Happiness is in the state of mind and in the ability to appreciate blessings in your life. It lies in the strength to accept the misfortunes and learn from them. Every misfortune makes one stronger and more humble hence even adversities can give something positive. It is easy to lose hope and embrace disillusion, but one should also be concerned for the grief it will cause to their loved ones.

Tips To Keep Your Head

Life is short

Getting up every time we fall is what matters. Depression will only make matters worse. Erase the embarrassment and focus on what went wrong, learn from it and re attempt. Life is too short to brood over failure, and dabble ourselves in constant worry. No matter how significant the misfortune, keep yourself from drowning with your fortunes because the bottom line is

- it is no use to feel disheartened and disillusioned. It is a waste of person’s mental faculties and health.

- as long as you are healthy, in the right state of mind and willing to work to make the situation better, you can bend the luck in your favour.

Look at the positive side

Now you know what not to do. You are seasoned, wiser and more humble. The generations to come will learn from your mistakes and you now know better how to guide them.


Philanthropy: a quest for inner satisfaction

In case you lack the inner satisfaction and comfort even when the life is on the right track, helping those in need gives a sense of pride and achievement. Everyone wants to be supported mentally and financially during their tough times, our own issues enable us to empathize and be receptive towards others in their times of need. Helping those in need now can make useful allies for future predicaments.

Count the blessings

Inventory the things you still have. Love and cherish them and be thankful for the bounties you still enjoy. These blessings can be your health, a supportive wife or children or even as mundane as a roof over your head, clean water, a comfortable bed, a doting mother and father. Many people around you as you may have noticed who are locked in a constant battle to survive, some don’t even have the basic necessities of life. Observe them and their difficulties and be thankful that you are not in such a state.

"We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have--and not worrying about what we don't have." ~ Ken Keyes, Jr.

Take time out: do what you love

A lot of people choose a job or profession which doesn’t appeal to them. They choose to be in the field because of financial or parental pressure. Take time out and do what you love to do. However try to be contented and thankful for the opportunity you do have to earn and have a good living.

"Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do." ~ Wilfred A. Peterson

Acceptance: there is no easy way out

There are many things in this world which provide momentary happiness and lasting regret. Many people turn to these in their times of haplessness. Women, drugs and alcohol can provide momentary escape but these actually pile your problems. Accepting that Rome was not built in a day and today is the day I start building my fortunes is the right attitude.


Spirituality

For people of different faiths, it is very important for them to believe in the existence of God, a supreme force who will respond to our supplications. These people find peace of mind and tranquility in difficult times as they have faith in God’s mercy. However it is also true that God helps those who help themselves. Waiting for God’s help to come when one is doing nothing to better his situation is sheer foolhardiness.

Instant remedy

For me the instant remedy is tears, something sweet and luscious such as ice cream or pudding and pouring my heart out to my family; takes some burden off the chest.

Inspiration: Purpose of life

An ambition gets you through even when times get really tough and forms the reason to get out of bed in the morning every day.

Talk about it

Good company always goes a long way to make the person stronger. Much needed pep talk comes from your friends. Tell people and not be a silent sufferer, this will involve others into your world and thus will eradicate the feeling of isolation. This will put the situation out in the open; you will receive fruitful advice about how to tackle the situation and may also receive financial support.These are not the solution to your problems but ways to mould your thinking; as happiness is nothing but a state of mind.

"Joy has nothing to do with material things, or with man's outward circumstance...A man living in the lap of luxury can be wretched, and a man in the depths of poverty can overflow with joy." ~ William Barclay

"The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for being so except that they are so." ~ William Ralph Inge

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      smalika 6 years ago

      Mrs. J.B; thank you you are a sweet heart.

      Donnatru; thank you for appreciating. money is definitely a perk but does not dictate happiness.

      I have been trying to post this comment for over a day, i have been having difficulties using this website. i am sorry for the late comment.

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      Donna 6 years ago from Danville, IL

      Good read- sometimes it's difficult to remember the good things. Money surely does not buy the way to happiness. Most people aren't millionaries and even if we have millions there are many things the almighty dollar will not change. life is short and some of the issues I concern myself with I think well 50 years from now It will absolutly not matter at all!So is it really all that big of a deal? probably not!

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 years ago from Southern California

      I loved your hub.

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      smalika 6 years ago

      fibo777; thank you so much for the praise. :)

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      fibo777 6 years ago from UK

      Very good topic and very well written hub. I really enjoyed it. Very big up for you.