Sunday, December 19, 2010


For a Better Way to Live

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

If in time you have to treat it with urgency, then in your fellow you have to treat them with time, tender loving care. Why? It's not because you'd be gone by tomorrow but they themselves might be past of tomorrow and just be part of your history – they might be gone tomorrow.

You can only treat your fellow like a rose if you have forgiven your past grudges about them and have forgiven what they will be doing to you in the future. This seems so mean to you but hey, how badly you needed change!

You can achieve living this day if you will be happy with everybody. You can only be happy if you allow it to yourself. No comedian in the world can make you happy except by laughing with yourself. And always bear this in mind – there is no amount of things that can make you happy except by being happy with it. There are people who are making big things and yet they are not happy and there are people also who are making small things such as a kid lending a hand to his mom baking cookie and yet as happy as a king.

In everything that you do – do it like a king would do. If you laugh, laugh like a king. If you dance, dance like a king. If you forgive, forgive like a king. If you'd be happy, be happy like a king. If you love, love like a king!

Believe this – that the best thing in life is free!

By the way, who owns happiness? Who owns love? Who owns laughter? Nobody does. Nobody has the monopoly of it. Rich people have it as well as poor once. There is hefty abundance of it among them. You own it. It varies only on how people use it and respond to it. How you make and respond to it is not the problem of love and happiness anymore. It all depends on you.

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