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20 Life Lessons to Bring You Love, Joy, and Happiness

Timothy is a Christian who enjoys creating visual art and writing. He has a B.S. in Psychology.

Life as the quote says is, “What happens to us while we are making other plans.”
― Allen Saunders. You seek to live your life in a certain way and on your terms. The problem is for most people life never goes as planned. Something always comes up which blocks the path ahead causing you to go into a tizzy and dread what comes your way.

In this article I‘d like to offer you some tidbits of wisdom about how to get through life. While many of them are not some great philosophical idea, they are reminders to enjoy this life you must have the right view of this life. I hope each of these simple statements get you thinking a little bit more about how to better your life.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve larned about life: it goes on.”

― Robert Frost


“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

1 The best way to get through life is to surround yourself with a few good and true friends. A true friend will never let you down and is always there to help hold you when you are down.

2 The truth is this the sun will come up tomorrow. It is how we choose to live the day which matters when the sun goes down.

3 If you concern yourself too much with the affairs of others eventually you will have not one but yourself left to worry about.

4 It’s not the dog that’s barking you have to fear because it is always warning you to stay away. It is the dog which is silent and waits for you to get close to attack you which you need to take head of because these are the dogs which bite.

5 Give yourself permission to make mistakes in life. You will enjoy life more and find yourself wiser and smarter in the end.

6 If you’re never will to take a chance to begin something you’ll never know how it will end.

7 Remember it’s not your abilities which count but your availability to help others when they need your help.

8 Learn to live within your means and you’ll find what you have will mean a lot more to you than what you thought you needed.

9 Make sure to treasure all those around you. Learn from them and seek their wisdom. It is too late when they’ve moved on.

10 Living an enjoyable life is all in how you view your life. If you see your life as all about you then you will not find as much joy than if you lived a life to help others.

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”

― Allen Saunders

11 You don’t always need to be the first in line for everything. Joy can still be found if you have to wait with others further back. In the same manner let someone cut in front of you in line once in a while. It feels good to let others in need go first.

12 If you have to change who you are to meet your friends expectations then it is time to find new friends who accept you for who you are.

13 The more smiles you bring to those around you the more smiles you’ll bring to yourself. A smile is contagious.

14 If you want to be truly happy remember the age old adage, “To love what you do in life, do what you love to do.

15 Do unto others nice things without them knowing it is you doing them. It is easy to find some kind deed to do for someone. The key is to try and not get caught doing the deed but it is really gratifying.

16 Not everything in life is going to work out the way you want. The sooner you learn that the sooner you’ll be happy. It is ok to move on from something or try again later.

17 The harder you try to find true love the less likely you’ll be in finding the love seek. Instead seek to enjoy life and let true love you.

18 Don’t seek out the perfect people in life because they don’t exist. Instead seek out people who are what others labeled as flawed. Those are the people who are the most inspirational and you are apt to learn more about life from them.

19 True wisdom in life does not come from what you know. It comes in how much you realize it is more prudent to seek out help from others than try to go,it alone.

20 Giving up is so easy but doing takes a lot more effort and gives you more satisfaction. The problem today is everyone wants instant success and satisfaction but the old adage says “Good things comes to those who are more willing to work for them.”


21 If you worry to much about what is happening in your life then you will miss the joy which may come your way. Take life one day at a time and live each moment flr all it’s worth.

22 Instead of being critical or complaining about someone trying offering up praise to the for a whole day. Saying good thing about people is contagious. After a while you start looking for the good in others instead of the bad.

© 2021 Timothy Whitt

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