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Simple ways to meaningful life

Being hurt or having to undergo some amount of pain in life is inevitable.  Since we are here by Grace of God of which we do not even desire why not live a happy and simple life? Keeping life simple is about relying on the basics. Honesty, respect, trust, happiness and friendship go a long way to clearing out the clutter and staying focused on what’s important and knowing that the past is gone and the fact that we are breathing and have woken up to see another day we desire to be thankful to our Almighty God by being living a simple but a meaningful life. To be in the moment is to live in the moment. Too often we are thinking ahead or looking ahead to the next event or circumstance, not appreciating the “here and now.” When you savor every moment, you are savoring the happiness in your life.

Find your calling

Some find meaning in religion or spirituality while others find purpose in their work or relationships. Finding your calling may be much more than accomplishing one simple strategy for increasing your happiness, but having a sense of purpose; of feeling like you are here for a reason; can bring the greatest happiness of all.

Play to your strengths

One way to achieve flow is by understanding and identifying your strengths and core values, and then begin to use every day. Once you are aware of your strengths and you begin to play to your strengths, you can better incorporate them in all aspects of your life.

Get into the flow

Flow is the form of joy, excitement and happiness that occurs when you are so absorbed in an activity you love that you can lose yourself and time seems to stand still. What creates flow is unique to you. Listen when someone is speaking to you.

Listen without judgments or criticism. Try to avoid any self-referencing and be fully present for whoever needs it.

Perform one act of random kindness daily

Encourage someone hurting, give word of hope, share your joy in whatever way God leads. Kindness breeds more kindness. The concept of paying it forward is alive and well.

Say "I Love You"

Tell the people who you truly love and cherish this every day especially your children. Do so with heart-felt sincerity. Love them as if this was their and your last day on earth. Don’t wait; tell them today.
Give yourself grace and mercy

We all make mistakes; we always have and will always do. Perhaps no one is harder on you than you. Give yourself grace for your sins and mistakes. These don’t define your value or purpose in life. Focus on what you can today, right now, to begin feeling more comfortable in your own skin. You are worthy to receive the good fortunes of life and you are more than enough.

Forget regrets

Leave your mistakes and regret in the past. They don’t define your value, then or now. When you stay in the past you become stuck and unable to move forward. To begin learning how to put these experiences behind you – by letting them go, you can begin to live in the here and now.

Learn from failure

Learning from failure and having regret are two separate things. Regret is an emotion; a feeling of disappointment along with a modest amount of shame or guilt. But to look back at a circumstance and figure out what went wrong gives important information. Learn from past failures to succeed in future.

Rest

Take the time to unwind, decompress, or to put it simply, just “to chill.” Life comes at you hard and fast. Fatigue, stress and exhaustion may begin to settle in on you faster than you may think, or notice. The best remedy for this is rest.