life is too short... live your life to the fullest...

Philippines
October 19, 2009 6:47am CST
do you believe in this? i have recently been thinking of this when my life became plagued with problems. i am at a point that I am so confused as to what I should do with my life. i have been thinking about my choices in life and if i really had made the right choices. now that i think about this, i really really do want to live my life to the fullest. but what exactly does that mean? how do you live your life to the fullest? does this mean accomplishing great things in life? will you achieve contentment and happiness if you are able to live your life to the fullest? how do you go about living your life to the fullest? i guess i am still more confused than ever.
5 responses
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
19 Oct 09
I really try not to second guess my choices. I've made some good ones and I've made some bad ones but every choice that I've made has made me the person that I am today. Don't dwell on whether or not your choices have been right. There's really no way of knowing if you had made a different choice how that would have impacted your life. In terms of living life to the fullest, I believe that means living a life where you are content and happy. I sat down a few years ago and brainstormed all of the things that I would do if I could (assuming that money etc was no object). From that list, I picked four things that I really wanted. For me they were to give back to my community, develop my spirituality, re-invent myself as a writer, spend time every day working in my garden and to travel to any place that I want any time that I wanted to. Once I had the list, I created a blueprint that included short term and long terms goals. Every day, I do something (no matter how small) that incorporates one of more of the five things that I deemed are important to me. Works for me. Best of luck to you. The answers really are all right within you. Good luck
• Philippines
21 Oct 09
wow! you really actually plan out your life. well, me i guess you could say i just take things as they come. i have plans in life too but most of the time, i guess they are different from what God has in mind for me and so they dont push true. since i wrote that post, i have been thinking and thinking of what would make me happy and content in life in order for me to be able to say that i truly have lived my life to the fullest. and the answer i came up is, i should learn to be happy and content with all the blessings in life that i have received. i guess i tend to complain when things dont go as i want them to and i feel depressed about it. but now i am trying to change that. thanks and happy mylotting.
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• United States
21 Oct 09
You made such a wonderful point about being happy and content with what you have. One of the things that I do every morning is write a list of all of the things that I have to be grateful for. I also keep a journal of "firsts." ie. The first time that I walked on the beach this year. The first time that a rose bloomed on my rose bushes this year. The last exercise keeps me focused in the present and appreciative of the simple things in life that make me happy.
@Hatley (164517)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Oct 09
hi akotalagato I do not think you have to do great glorious things to live your life to the fullest. doing the things you love to do, being happy with your friends and family, finding a mate to love and be loved by, the little things in life will' make you the happiest. find out what you want to do for a living and try to do it. If you fail, try again. but look for the small everyday things that make you yourself happy.no two people will always need the same things.so look for what you feel makes you the happiest.
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
i have really tried looking for things that make me happy. since my husband left me for another, i thought my life ended with that. but life continues to go one. the sun rises and sets each day. so for me, it has become a choice to be happy. my life may have failed in the love department but i am truly blessed with a wonderful son. and even if it is just only the two of us now, we are happy with each other. or until he grows up at least.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
20 Jul 10
Life is sweet gift of life to have more fun and joy, rather to be worried. Cheer up!
• China
30 Oct 09
hi , my friend ~ i could see that your are living it up ~! as the saying goes that he who loves life is loved by life , i think if you've paid in your life , you could definitely get what you want, in my opinion , life is a simple thing ,and if you want to live your life to the fullest ,you just have to treat everything seriously in your life~ those things come together is your life ... good luck to you ~ and happy mylot !
• China
20 Oct 09
yes,i believe it.For a person,life is very short,So we should share our life and world carefully,treasure every person in my circle and make our life content and fullest.