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Life is all about giving

By Kryselle Barretto

People say that they are not happy with their lives. They envy people around them who are happy. Some People feel that it’s only they who are suffering and not others. But what they don’t understand is that even others are going through bad times, the only difference is that they are not complaining.

Some say that they are happy, but the very next moment brings sadness back into their lives. Have we thought as to why we feel like this? Don’t you think that we have become too demanding and selfish? Selfish in respect of only taking and not giving. In today’s world everybody can be seen only running after happiness. But we forget that life is not perfect and will never be.

Life is like a road, full of ups and downs. But, it is in our hands to make our life a happier one. Not thinking that others should keep you happy and instead you making others happy, bringing smiles to faces will make you even happier because life is all about giving.

This should start by showing respect to your parents/elders, never hurting them, always keeping them happy, and forgiving others. Help the weak when you’re strong. Confess the fault when you’re wrong.

You will see that these small things bring smiles to faces, and most importantly, you will be the reason and you will feel proud. If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.

Life is too short. It is full of uncertainties. Then why waste it in unwanted things? Live happily and let others also live happily. Always remember that “Today we shall behave, as if this is the day we will be remembered.”

Never be like immature people who always want to win arguments even at the cost of a relationship. Be like the matured ones who prefer losing an argument just to uphold a golden relationship.

If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t then change the way you think about it. Never let problems become more important than a person.

Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black keys shows sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.

(The writer is a student of Our Lady of the Rosary High School, Dona Paula, 9 C)

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