Are you happy and contented with your present life now?

@jinjer168 (1599)
Philippines
July 11, 2010 8:48am CST
Im just a little curious how each and every one of us view his/her present life situation at the moment. Are you happy and contented with your present life now? Why and why not? As for me, im happy but i cannot eliminate the thought of achieving more financial stability for my family. I am not so desperate about it though, but if its God's willing for me to attain it then im welcoming it with open arms... Glad to hear something from you guys!
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@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
I am not happy with my life right now...I have many problems that I want to solve. Even though, I am still thankful to God cause I can still manage to smile everyday even though I cry most nights.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
6 Aug 10
Hello! Really? Take it easy my friend, problems do came in our lives but it never stays. It comes and it goes but we didn't know when it will stopped. Just think about all the precious blessings that still within you so you could at least say to your self that you're even luckier than the others, thus could make you feel much better im sure. Yes, you must be strong and keep a smiling face even if its hard, Being with God all the time especially leaning on Him when we got a problem really helps in soothing our lonely soul. Pray hard, it will help. God bless!
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
6 Aug 10
Yes...after I cry, I feel better. It's my way of releasing stress.
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
I am not contented. I have so many dreams and I dream everyday and every night. I do worry that I will never make that dreams to become reality because until now nothing is happening. I am hardworking kind of person but looks like my ways or process is wrong for achieving my dreams. I want a big house, I want a nice neighborhood, i want a 3-d television 36 inches, I want my brother to graduate in college, i want to go to disneyland. You know I am very specific when it comes to my dream or wants or goals, and I even write it in a journal but sadly nothing happened. If you ask me I am happy despite the problems, I am still thankful that I am surviving, but being contented is not, maybe because I am human being.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
16 Jul 10
Hi! I do understand you for feeling that way. I am like yours when im still younger and even if i console myself then and remind it every now and then that life's not a bed of roses, i still feel down, stressed and frustrate whenever i didn't make it in applying to overseas job. I am ambitious and likes to help my family as well, and for me, i didn't understand why i never given the chance to be hired as a crew member to luxury liner even if i applied for it so hard and i have all the necessary credentials and working experience with me. Finally, after three years of long wait, i was hired finally, problem is when they required me to underwent medical examinations they found out that im pregnant. That's the end for me, now im a mother of one but i can honestly say that im happy having my husband and daughter with me. Always pray, God can help with all your problems. I didn't pray much often then but now, i learn to be much closer to Him. Don't loose hope, keep working hard and one day, you will realize all your dreams...
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
That was hard Jinjer, you want to be part of a luxery liner and then you're baby stops you from having that dream. Anyway, your baby is a gift from God and for sure God had better plans for you and so as me.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
11 Jul 10
My life is not as comfortable and i am also one of those who were running out of bills/money on their pocket and purses. But,i can say that,with God's grace,i am contented with what i have now. My kids gives me life and inspiration to succeed in every hardship and trials. With God i always give thanks for all the blessings and guidance so with care He always gave us and my family. The very thought that,i am still alive,healthy and so with my kids,gives me contentment and strength to moved on.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
Hi there!I admire you for being that way, you're such a determined and courageous woman for still being strong despite all life's ups and downs. Man can't live by bread alone, even if one person didn't have huge money with him/her, its still possible to be happy and contented if you value other things with you that money can't buy like love from your family, good health and a source of income even if its small to name a few. It is said that those who thank God even in trials turn burden into blessings so keep your faith close to your heart and God shall provide the comfort you need. Stay happy!
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
That's one thing that i've observed with the others. People got to pray hard and asks the Lord's help in times of troubles,but when they are happy and had almost everything in life,they can't even remember to thank God for it. Have a good day always.
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
17 Jul 10
For the most part I would say yes. There is always room for improvement and there will always be challenges and difficult days. We just have to remember that these things are temporary.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
Im glad that you're happy with your life and i definitely agree that we always have room for improvement to whatever things we wanted to improve further. Challenges in life is inevitable, our lives here will be rough and not smooth sailing as always but we have to overcome all of this instead of giving up, be lonely and depressed its better to fight life's adversities in a smart and happy way to be able to make our lives happier and better. Good luck!
• India
14 Jul 10
Hi jinjer, yes friend i am fully contented with my present life, i am retired from my job as professor, i earn a decent pension every month, i have built house of my own, have own car, wife, kids, grandkids;; what more one needs? Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
16 Jul 10
Hi there sir! At last, i just found somebody who is happy and contented with his present life. If i place myself on your situation, then, i'll be happy and contented too. I have lived a good life, i had served my country and my fellowmen being a good educator and i made a difference in so many minds ive taught for the long years ive spent as a professor. And now, i have everything, a source of income is there even if i didn't work anymore and the most important part, i have the love of my family who's around me every time. Im happy for you sir, you have all the right to be that way now. Keep on smiling and may God bless you more!
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
12 Jul 10
not really.i still have many dreams to reach. maybe it i s a human nature, we are never satisfied with what we got. but that akes me keep forward to reach the goals in my life
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
Its human nature, yes i believe. Few of us have a real contentment in life. There's always a tendency for us to look at someone's achievement then we took it as an inspiration for us to also move forward and reach our own luck in life. For me, there's nothing wrong with it, for as long as we do it the right way and never ever step on others toes then we all have the right to aim for a much better life not just for ourselves but also for our loved ones. Good luck!
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
I am happy now but like you I have this thoughts of maybe I could earn more and save more for my future and for my family. I have so much plans of doing this doing that or work overseas but if it's really God's will then I'd gladly embrace it wholeheartedly.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
Hi! I am just like you because i always say as well that if it's God's will for me, then I will embrace it wholeheartedly. That's how i trust God now, because i had many experiences before that i always trust my own capacity, intelligence and belief that i can achieve what ive wanted by just depending on my self alone. I am very wrong for thinking that way because no matter how hard i pursue to apply for an overseas job when im still single before, i never had a chance to get it. Now, i realized that its not right to be self reliant at all times, rather, its best when you share all your plans with Him so He could guide and support you with your dreams and decision making. Good luck and more power to you!
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Jul 10
Yeah, as far as I am concerned, I think I am not so happy with my life at the moment now. Just for at this moment,I can earn very little money ,which is not enough for me to support my own family. I need to try my best to work to support them. SO I need more changes now. I need a better life now. I just can not bear the life if it just go on like this.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
Hi there monkeylong! I understand you for feeling that way. Living in a not so good financial status is very hard, more when you're the breadwinner and others in the family depend on you to support their every day needs. Anyway, as long as we live, there's still hope for us to improve our present condition in life. Try to search for some other way to augment your income. Look for "sidelines" aside from your work, look for other job, if you think you can do better in some high paying positions in other company, but remember to see the pro's and con's when you wanted to transfer into another job. Many of us dream to have a much better life, but it takes time, hard work and i guess luck, to achieve it. Anything is possible for as long as we never give up and never forget to ask for God's help. Good luck and stay positive!
@llbo1981 (1242)
• China
12 Jul 10
Certainly,i am not happy and content with my present life.The main problem is that i have not enough money to survive the whole family.So i can not do something i want to do.Now,i work hard on daily working and online money making,in order to gain much money from them and change my life.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Hi! Many people suffer from scarcity of financial resources that could provide for their family's needs. its not an easy problem so the tendency of this to the one who's been affected by this problem is to feel lonely and helpless most of the times. I am like yours as well but even if its hard, we have no choice but to still go on with our lives, manage t find a way to make you smile. It's possible still to be happy though we do not have enough money. Good luck and God bless...
@monalily (380)
12 Jul 10
To be honest its NO. I am not hapy with my present life. I joined university last year and studies has become more bulky nawadays. I am going under a financial crisis and requires money to pay for my exam fees. So my present life is not stable
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Hello monalily! I understand you for feeling that way. Your present situation is not easy to handle really. Its very stressful plus the fact that you also got problem with your finances. Though its hard to be in your position, you have a choice whether to go on or give up. But if i were you, i will never give up. Instead, i will take it as a challenge. It's never easy but every problem has its solution, sometimes it requires you much but take one step at a time, slowly but surely and you'll see, you will get there. You will be successful in the future, keep that in mind and it will happen just don't give up and learn to sacrifice while you're still in the process of reaching for your stars. Always pray, it can help you a lot. Good luck and always smile!
• Indonesia
12 Jul 10
I am happy but I never want to tired to struggle to reach my dream. Although what I planned before not to be reached today, I just try to take the positive thinking in my mind.. may be that is not my part yet, and with optimist I try always go ahead and walk in my life. Sometimes desperate feeling near and touch my soul, but I feel so lucky have friend that always give me support and any suggestion if I need.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Good to know that you're happy with your life but still doing something to make it even better. It's good that you have a positive way of thinking, that's nice to know because in life, we should not expect that everything will go smooth sailing as we want it to be. Sometimes, we will encounter challenges that we needed to react upon so its still best to be positive and strong so anything will be beat by our determination to go on. Its normal for us humans to feel desperate, lonely and weak but lucky you that you have your friends who's always there for you, so treasure and love hem always. Good luck!
@jonnah91 (63)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
I'm not happy and contented with my present life. I'm suffering from emotional difficulties. I want to escape from this miseries but I cannot. I don't know how. Maybe, years from now, I can get what I want and do what I want to do without worries and frustrations.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Hello jonnah! I am sad to hear that from you, but always remember that problems didn't stay with us. It comes and it goes, so better believe that you have the chance to be happy tomorrow. Seek the help of the people around you, always try to see your blessings and look around , and from there, you will determine that you're much luckier than the others. Try to overcome the feeling of sadness by making friends that will guide you in dealing with the beauty of the world. Always pray and stay positive. Good luck to you!
@juryse (753)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
I am definitely happier compared to where I am 5 years ago. A lot of good things has happened to my life and it's a big improvement. I am always thankful for the blessings that I receive. But I know I ca be happier and there are still things that I can do and need to do so my life will be much better. Contented? I guess I am right now but I can be more.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Hi there! Im glad that you're happy with your life and i admire you for doing something that can make your self much improved than before. Its good as well that you do not forget to thanked God for all the blessings you received. You're on the right track and i just want to wish you the best for all your future plans. Good luck!
@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
Although life can never be always happy because problems do come along the way, I have always been a person with positive outlook in life because as a Christian I believe I have all the reasons to rejoice in the Lord always. I also have no reasons not to be contented with my life because I've been blessed with a very blissful marriage.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Hi there! You're lucky because you're with God. You have made your self a very successful Christian because of the positive outlook in life you possess. Im glad that you're happy and contented with your life. We have so many things to thank for, come to think of it. Not all people are counting their blessings but those who count what they have are those who tend to make their life much meaningful and happier. Stay happy!
@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Jul 10
jinjer168 yes and no, I am where I do not want to be but as my son has finally got a job and hopes for me moving out of here eventually I am 'happy now as to be unhappy is to become depressed, we make our own happiness nobody can make us happy but ourselves. we can see our present in an optimistic light or a pessimistic light,its up to us.It is all up to us how we see our circumstances.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
Hello Hatley! Im glad what ive heard from you now. I believe that your son will just be there looking for your welfare, im happy that you're happy and its really true that happiness is is a very subjective factor in one's life. Being happy doesn't depend on achieving what you want but rather making the best out of what is given, Life isn't fair, it never was. The only thing that can make us happy is contentment. Be contented with what you have no matter how little or simple it is, but be sure to aim high and never stop believing that you could still improve any given situation you're into. But if all else fails, don't forget that an ordinary You has an extra ordinary GOD to back you up anytime. God bless!
• Philippines
11 Jul 10
well im happy and contented to my present life because i have a simple life and all of my needed is here. im a college student and i feel happy. i have a girlfriend who trusted me and i haven't problem to financial. always take care and be happy everyday.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
Hello there! im happy for you because you're feeling happy and contented with what you have right now. It's good that you're counting all your blessings, because from this, you would be able to value all that's in your life right now. Simple life for me is much happier than very rich but complex life, im a lover of serenity and quietness of everyday living so i intend to be like this forever, just like you because you're living simply but comfortably. Stay happy!
@vhings_88 (294)
• Philippines
11 Jul 10
I'm happy with my life but not contented. I think its normal for humans not to be contented with what they have. I guess its our nature to want more and more. Like what you said, its more on financial stability. I'm happy having one child and a good and caring husband but its not enough for me to be contented and feel at ease knowing that we do not belong to the rich society. I want to have a stable income for my family so that I could provide a better future for them.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
Hi there! We're so much alike in some ways, i am a mother of one as well, with a good husband, happy but not so contented with the financial aspect of our family because i know that every growing family will soon be having a growing needs, meaning to say, i must think of some other ways to augment our income to cope up with our growing expenses. I agree with you for saying that its just normal for us humans not to be contented with what we have, but for me, i want to achieve all my wants in a good way . Good luck and stay happy!
• United States
11 Jul 10
While im not happy with it im satisfied and its getting better. My girlfriend is close to coming here from the philippines just needs her passport once she comes ill be a lot more happy. And once i find a good job ill be happier since it sucks not having any money now.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
Hi there! Im glad that you're looking forward for a much happier life together with your girlfriend soon. Finding a job nowadays is hard but i believe that it's all in the perfect timing so just go on and on in searching for it and one day, who knows, it might be much sooner than you think; you will be able to find a good job that is really meant for you. Stay happy and good luck!
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
11 Jul 10
I won't say i am happy or unhappy. I still have some to do and achieve, but i'll get there. TATA.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
Nice to hear you miss sweet saphrina! Whatever the reasons why you're saying you're happy or unhappy, I insist that you deserve to be happy period. Everyone of us deserves to be happy with our lives. If something is missing why we never felt that way, then find what is it and continue to struggle and pray for us to feel genuine happiness not just outside but inside our hearts. I am sure that you will get there my dear, nothing can beat the power of perseverance, hard work and prayers in reaching even the highest of all mountains. Good luck and best regards, take care!
@shutong (42)
• China
11 Jul 10
I assume you are quite content and about your life with a lovely daughter in your arms,haha.As for me,I think i am happy because the life of college is a place full of freedom and I can do whatever I like.Besides,in terms of the "the thought of achieving more financial stability",definitely the more money,the better.But sometimes money can not guarantee happiness.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
Hello shutong! thanks for saying that, yes my daughter is one of the reasons why im happy and inspired to go on with my life. Im glad that you're fine with your college life and you're happy being able to find a place for you to become free while accumulating knowlledge which could help you reach your dreams in the future. Yes, i agree, that money cannot assure someones happiness. Money is a necessity but its not everything. Good luck to you and good night!