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Are You Ready For More?

As I thought about how to expand on my previous post, “Stay Happy.” I was overwhelmed by a wonderful feeling of contentment …… Life is not so much about winning or losing – it is about living.

Happiness reminds us that each day is precious and each day we can choose to be happy. Say, we can choose to live by our values and we can choose to be grateful for the amazing possibilities we are given. But, making any successful and positive change requires forethought. It is always better to feel that we are moving towards something new and exciting with our eyes fully wide open rather than doing things blindly – without giving due consideration.


“Peace of mind” is an elusive and precious sense of contentment. If we look for it. we won’t find it. It only comes to us when our mind is still and empty of negative emotions. Say, guilt, bitterness and anxiety. These negative emotions can dominate our thoughts and sap our energy. Thus, in moving forward to find peace of mind, we must not be held back by these negative emotions unnecessarily.

Perhaps, you may agree life is full of hard knocks. And for some, life can be a harsh experience of one setback after another. Thankfully, for most of us, life hast treated us more kindly. Except from time to time, we may feel pain, disappointment, despair and so forth.

In sports, all of us have seen pictures of athletics howling in pain, when they stumbled on the track or took a hard fall. Many times it’s not just because of the physical pain of a hamstring and so forth. It is also the inconsolable dream of having a dream dashed on the ground.

Have a dream. Better still, have an inspiring dream or vision. Thinking too much about the future can sometimes affect our happiness and peace of mind. Anxiety about the future can take over, affecting our decisions and our enjoyment to life. And not fret what may or may not lie ahead.

My parting thought; It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin.

Big things always have a way of making us feel a tad insignificant. Remember how you felt the last time you met someone who was bigger than life or stunningly talented? And did you felt like less? …… Basically, we are all connected. And when we witness amazing people, it is normal if we tend to feel unamazing by comparisons. But, amazing doesn’t fit everywhere. Stop thinking. Start living. Stay happy. And drop the perception that amazing people somehow diminish those of us who don’t seem to be.


  1. Property of everything translates and read.
    Well written.
    A beautiful day.
    Greeting, Wolfgang

    • Michael says:

      Hi Wolfgang, I am so touched by your continued support. “Danke.” You have a great day and not sure if you have a widget for email subscriptions?.

  2. A very encouraging post today. Truly needed that. God bless you Michael.
    Sherline 😀

  3. Habe Deine E-Maill Aboniert. Danke.

  4. Jane Thorne says:

    Happiness inside comes from being kind to ourselves, breathing in the pauses and trusting the changes…lovely post Michael 🙂

    • Michael says:

      Appreciate you sharing your insight with us Jane. Have a pleasant day and see you !!!

      • Jane Thorne says:

        I am ready for more, but really struggling with the pause..in case you hadn’t guessed!

        • Michael says:

          I know Jane. Please be patient. I have been following your writing. I remember you moved. Then, another post on the duck in the pond and so on. I remember you giving me your email when I mentioned I do not know how to post pics. Of awards in the sidebar. If I may ask, can I have your email address – you can post it at my “UpClose” page.

  5. Colline says:

    We are all amazing in our own way I think. We just need to believe it.

    • Michael says:

      Very true indeed. “We just need to believe it.” Thanks for sharing your insight with us, Colline. Regards !!!

  6. “Peace of mind” is an elusive and precious sense of contentment. If we look for it. we won’t find it.
    So true!

  7. sakuraandme says:

    Evening, Michael! I feel really touched by your post and it brings me strength in staying the course, to a happier life! Huge hugs…….Paula xx

  8. Hello friend Michael.
    A Award of you we would like to begin in our Blog: Specially, OK.+ left.
    Please send. Thanks.
    Greeting, Wolfgang

    • Michael says:

      Hi Wolfgang, Greetings and Best Wishes to you and yours. Kindly note I do not fully understand what you mean. But, I wish to thank you for the good intentions, my good friend. Have a pleasant evening !!!

  9. A very encouraging post today…

  10. nice post, aside from the quote

  11. Justine says:

    Yes, basically we are all connected.

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