What does enjoying life means to you?

Saint Lucia
March 5, 2011 6:46pm CST
Here is the reason for my question: I know people who drinks every weekend,those who drink every day and those who drinks when they have the urge/feel for it.When they are drinking they say"i am enjoying my life".Now i used to drink any day of the week and it didnt matter to me but one thing i realise is that i wasnt enjoying my life that way. I think that drinking only makes you happy until it wears off.In my case i was drinking due to unhappiness so i was basically trying to hide from my troubles.IT NEVER WORKED,NOT ONCE.So i know drinking dont solve our problems. I finally stopped although i do have a drink once in a while i dont use it as a means to an end. Happiness to me is doing the things that i enjoy with the people that i love and care about.Spending a day with my family makes me happy,reading makes me happy,going to church makes me happy.For me thats enjoying life. I want to start visiting other places,meeting new people and seeing new thing,that i know will make me happy. So what about you mylotters,what is enjoying life to you?
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
6 Mar 11
These days I just like being with friends, that can mean visiting them at their house or going to a nice quiet little coffee shop and just sit with them and enjoy the company, no more noisey places just peace, calm and good company.
• Saint Lucia
6 Mar 11
This is better than having drinks spilled all over you favourite white shirt or pants.
• Oman
6 Mar 11
Living my life to the fullest by being good, looking good, and doing good each day. Living everyday of my life as if it were my last as well as living today better than yesterday makes me enjoy life. After all, I am loving what I am enjoying... =)
@jugsjugs (13046)
6 Mar 11
To be honest with you, when i was able to go out a few years ago now i never drank each time, as i was the driver.I never missed not being able to have a drink and i do not miss not having a drink at home either, as i think that you can have fun without a drink.I never drink either if i have my children to look after, as you drinking can make you not as alert.I know that there have been times where as i felt like i needed a drink, but when the drink wears off you still have the same problems as you did before you got drunk.I enjoy the time that i get to spend with my children, as i know that they soon grow up and i do not want to miss seeing them grow up.
• Saint Lucia
6 Mar 11
I so agree with you.Drinking solves nothing and it brings no joy.By the way is that your kitten or just an avatar?
• United States
6 Mar 11
Enjoying life is being happy. I think when you have more of a productive life where you're setting goals and making sure that everyday is a step closer to achieving the goal. Getting out of the house and enjoying the day and not going out shopping or having a drink or going to meet someone in a restaurant. Just going out and taking a walk in a park and letting the sun touch your skin is a good way to live your life. I think people need to enjoy the little things that make them happy like having a friend or having family that cares about you and having a good a romantic partner. We tend to forget the most important things in our lives that are mostly for free.
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
Well, as a teen, enjoying life means smiling a lot, eating ice cream with friends, bonding time with family, listening to my favorite artists using home theater, singing in the shower, reading lots of books, internet surfing at least five hours a day, watching movies with family and friends, online chatting, teasing my brothers, my classmates, my friends, my professors and sometimes my mom, obeying my mom and the elders, being honest, speaking frankly, doodling, eating cookies specially chocolates, a slight shove and punch to those people whom I really KNOW, living my life as a Christian as of what is based in the Bible, worshiping God (the one in the Bible) and giving all thanks to Him and not to anybody else. That's how I enjoy my life. ^^
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
Enjoying life for me is having financial freedom...because if you have this then everything will follow; you can give back and have more blessings, do what ever you want to do, be with your family and bond together, and many many more!
@hieuhanh (98)
• Vietnam
6 Mar 11
Enjoy life is beside with my mother and my boyfriend =x I'm really happy when I beside the people whom I love so much :-) we will have many things to do together , and make each other happy !
6 Mar 11
This may sound corny or angsty or whatever, but I'm going to say it anyway. Enjoying life means being my own man and not conforming to the expectations of others. For example, I'm in my mid 20s, I've had several relationships in the past, but each time I find myself with an even stronger urge to be single. Whereas others my age may be considering settling down or even marriage, I enjoy being alone and being free instead of having to tie the knot because that's what society expect of me.
@send2noel (140)
• Saudi Arabia
6 Mar 11
doing things without pretentions, being with my children and grand children, with my mother and family gatherings. once in a while, being with my good friends simply chatting or watching movies.
@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
For me, enjoying life means being happy and contented in whatever things that we do. In general, to me it means sharing every moment that i have with the people i love too and in the process, without doing anything that may trample any person's right.
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
hi! yes ur right. yOu will enjoy life living with your family, taking care of them and always showing saying that you really love them and you really do. Life is too short, make your time most of it.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
6 Mar 11
There are many answers to this...The best part of enjoying life is being with my kids, grandkids and other family members....but I also enjoy being by myself sometimes...just doing my thing...and living my life the way I want to!
• United States
6 Mar 11
Enjoying life to me is truly spending time with my children and my boyfriend. I especially enjoy simply doing nothing at times because life is truly busy. The fact that I can wake up daily with life gives me the feeling that we have to enjoy life in whichever positive way we can. Tomorrow is not promised and we do not know when we will go so anything basically that makes me smile and laugh is enjoying life to me.