What I Like About Life

This article is an old one of mine which I already posted in a different site which I have no longer access to. I actually wrote this while I was still teaching at a language school, so I was writing this for the benefit of our EFL adult students who were of different language proficiency levels.
What I like about life, although it is a constant struggle, are the fascinating discoveries I encounter as I go through each day. Like jewels that shine, or spices that perk up, they come in different ways and forms and they provide me with something good to look forward to, day by day…like small things I learn about those around me, people I meet, especially those who have become special in more ways than one.

I have come to accept that life indeed is a great mystery and there are countlless things my limited human mind cannot easily comprehend. So I have learned to ask “Why” much lesser than i used to. I have learned to accept and appreciate more whatever comes my way. Sometimes, I tell myself to be careful for life is a big tease, full of sinful delights and life is like a bubble, too…hold on to something tight and it bursts.

Yet, living life to the fullest means taking risks, no matter what. Hence, as long as I know my limits, I go ahead but not without discerning whether something is truly right or wrong. It is confusing at times and it is difficult to avoid making mistakes but this is a challenge, a test of the strength of my character. It is also a test of my faith.

I’ve also learned to continue to hope, despite everything, but to expect less from life in general, from the people around me and from those i come across every day. I’ve learned to be happy with just anything, even little simple things. Like a butterfly, the more we chase happiness, the more it eludes us; so I just take life as it is and make the most of it. I believe that the less we expect, the greater our happiness will be. So i continue to just hope, for isn’t life full of surprises?

Finally, I try to see the good side in everything because life is a grace from God and He meant us to be truly happy!



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