Simple question: Are you happy with your life?

@free_man (7337)
United States
December 28, 2009 12:44pm CST
Just a simple question are you happy with your life? Do people that you are involved with ask you are you happy? Would you change anything in your life if you could change it? Would you still have children if you had it to do all over again? Would you marry the same person if you had a chance to change it? Me I am happy with the life we live these days! I would rather have had this husband for my first husband and would have had children. I think life is what you make of it. What about you what would you change if you could change any part of your life? Do you reflect over your life when it comes to the new year? Do you have any regrets about your life? Do you wish you could change anything in your life?
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
16 May 10
i can say i am happy with my life. as far as i know that i did something for mylife then whatever the result i am grateful to it. then if i think i need and improvement i will try my best again and again. i would not say that i fail on something i did. but i will say i need an improvement so i could feel better. but it's ok to whatever the result as long as i realized my effort is that maximum.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
16 May 10
Hi siZidni. That is all one can do is their best and try to do everything better each time. We all fail in some ways. But what ever happens makes us a better person. Thank God daily and be happy that God seen fit to give us life.
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
17 May 10
you are absolutely right. but there are not many people realize it. they tend to be bound with their emotion. that's why we found so many people complaining about their quality of life. instead of it, they should think the root of the problem that needs improvement and find the better solution and try to implement it.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
30 May 10
Hi siZidni. If people would stop thinking about what they don't have and strat to thank God for what they do have their lives might improve. My dad wouldn't let you say I can't dad always told us to say we can instead. If we keep trying harder and harder sooner or later life will get easier. God don't like lazy people HE wants us to at least try to do our best. It says in 2nd Thessalonians 3:6-10 If a person won't work then they should not be fed.
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• Philippines
17 May 10
Am I happy? I don't think so.. It's not the life I've been dreaming of. If only I'd been given a chance to change everything , I will never make the same thing as I did.
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• Philippines
19 May 10
Thanks for a very wonderful message, it really enlightens people.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
30 May 10
Hi Idealisticgirl. Your welcome I only try to do what I think that God would lead me to do. God has changed my life and I think that if people seek God then their lives would be changed for the better too. Have a great day!
• Philippines
30 May 10
Of course, people should be happy for their life. They had lived the earth and enjoyed their existence here.. For those people who are not happy with their life, they might just have to jump off a cliff..
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
30 May 10
Hi Iceman and welcome to my lot. I don't think I would tell someone they should go jump off a cliff. But the insecure should look to God for answers. Maybe God can make them happy. This life is what you make of it either you can be happy or you can be miserable. Through Gods love all things are possible.
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
16 May 10
I know I always say that one must live life to the fullest so that in the end, you'll say to yourself that I have no regrets. Unfortunately, I have regrets in my life now. If I were to live my life again, here are the things that I plan to do: 1. Listen to my parents more. 2. Study harder in school. 3. Make my own decision. 4. Will not trust anybody, including best friends, with HUGE amount of money. 5. Will wait for the right man to come along. 6. Concentrate of having a great career before tying the knot. 7. Only have 1 or 2 kids. 8. Save more and spend less. 9. Start investing at an early age. 10. To be a good child of GOD. Since I can no longer change the past, I'm doing my best in the doing the right actions today so that tomorrow will eventually be in my favor.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
16 May 10
Hi Atv. We all have regrets about some things in our lives. But don't you think that because you have those regrets that it will make you a better person in Gods eyes? I believe that things happen in ones life to mold them into a better person that would please God. I have lost both my parents and I wasn't a bad child but I could have been better. We can study today and make this life better. I never have and never will let anyone make my decisions for me. I wouldn't trust anyone with a large amount of money other then my husband. The right man didn't come along till a few years ago and I am an old woman now. I wouldn't trade any of my marriages for anything they all taught me something. You should concentrate on the good things in your life. I had children too young and I never thought myself to be good enough to raise a child. It is never too early to invest. Never spend more then your pay check. If I don't have cash I don't buy things on credit. Not a good thing to do. And I never allow my bills to get more then my check. Let God be your guide and your life will turn around believe me. A few years ago I found this preacher http://www.shepherdschapel.com/index.cfm . I was married to a man that would go nuts and just beat me up cause he felt that he could. But after a few years my husband that I have now came into my life. Neither of us was looking for someone else. I didn't think I was good enough. But after a few months we were together. And I thank God for that. My new husband and I listen to that preacher everyday and study the word of the LORD. We went from having very little to now we can afford to do more with our home and lives. God gave me this man and I thank God for that. I wouldn't have found this man if it hadn't been for listening to that preacher. He teaches that no one should be beaten on. And he is really against abuse. When I met this man I prayed all the way home and asked God if I had ever done anything right in my life to please give me this man and after a bit this man is mine. He was at my house when my husband slugged me for no reason and he put him down on the floor then and told him that would be the last time he would hit me. And it was. So I thank God daily for my life now.
@sknsknskn (393)
• India
23 Feb 10
I think this should be “Are you happy with your life so far?” but anyways… I’m happy with where I am in life. I’m at a good place, and I’m a good person. Even though I’ve had things that have been tough I made it through and I’m such a strong person. So yeah.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
16 May 10
Hi Sknsknskn. Sorry for taking so long to respond but never got your reply. I am very happy with my life now. I wasn't at several times in my life. But then I was married to a man that like to beat on me. But since meeting my husband that I have now I thank God for everyday of my life. It is a good thing that you are happy with your life. I thank God for everything in my life.
• India
11 Jan 10
yes i live my life in own way..and try to be cheerful and happy..by serving people..
@free_man (7337)
• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi Codeofuniverse and welcome to my lot. I think it is important to live each day the best we can. I think our lives are the happiest they have been in years I think it is cause we have God in our lives now. Thanks!
@MrKennedy (1996)
10 Jan 10
The happiness in my life fluctuates from time to time, however I believe that overall, yes I am generally satisfied with my life and the way in which it has turned out
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
11 Jan 10
Hi MrKennedy. I couldn't have put it any better. Life is what you make it to be. If you let things get you down then you will always be worried about anything and everything. I believe if you think positive then you make your life positive. I have the faith that as long as I do what I think God wants then I will have at least what I need. I do have most of my wants met to I thank God daily for all HIS blessings.
• China
10 Jan 10
As a graduate student I confess that I am not happy with my life. The most important thing is that I am not very interested in the subject that I have been studying so that I haven't published a paper which is required for us to get our Master'd degree. Terrible! there is just 3 months left! But on the other hand there is something that I am happy with. All the members in the research group and the advisor are very friendly and I can feel the warm staying with them. Another thing is that I am now trying my best to chase my dream. I am going to try to change to the subject I like in the doctoral study. Although I am not sure that I can succeed I will try and accept the results.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
10 Jan 10
Hi Song. My best suggestion to you is do what you like while you still have the chance. Don't keep doing something that you don't like. If you do you will land up old and miserable. God gives us all kinds of talents and it seems like you found your don't chase it run after it.God has a plan for all of us and it seems that yours is this new dream you have. Good luck and may God bless you in your quest.
• United States
28 Dec 09
I would not have married my husband. I would not have wished to gain weight either. I would not have had children at the age of 24 or stopped working to be home with her. I would have stayed in school longer. I would have waited to get married when I knew it was right. I would have had all my kids when I planned them.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
28 Dec 09
Hi Sharon. I guess I wrote this discussion cause I am feeling a little low today. I think your answer is honest and I appreciate the honesty. I guess I would never had married my first husband I wouldn't have had children till I got a degree in something so I could have supported them better on my own. I didn't want to get married my mother was a hard core person and thought that we should all be married as young as she was when she got with my dad. She was only 15 years old. I don't know if she would have married him if she hadn't ran away when she was so young. She tried to make me marry at 13 so I ran away and lived with my dad till I was 16. Then for some reason I went back to her and was married at 17 I hated the man she picked out for me to marry. I was good in school but she thought an education for a woman wasn't needed. I hate that, I think women should have a good education too so they don't land up like I did.I was heavy till a couple of years ago and I met my new husband and I lost quite a lot of weight by eating special K. And walking 3 miles a day to see my new husband. Thanks for the response!
@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
16 May 10
i can say i am happy with my life. as far as i know that i did something for mylife then whatever the result i am grateful to it. then if i think i need and improvement i will try my best again and again. i would not say that i fail on something i did. but i will say i need an improvement so i could feel better. but it's ok to whatever the result as long as i realized my effort is that maximum.
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