Chinese New Year is just around the corner. This time, the golden rabbit is expected to hop in to take over the golden tiger. Out goes the tiger, in comes the rabbit. Sounds like this year will be calmer than last year as a tame animal is going to take over from the fierce one. But will it?
Is the year of the Golden Rabbit better?
Year in year out, people will be looking for fortune telling books to read about the predictions or stay by the television set to watch and listen to some feng shui practitioners’ advices. Some do it out of curiosity and some do it to prove them nonsensical. Some will dutifully jot down all the advices so that they will abide to them for the whole year. Whatever people do, people will find some predictions are true while others do not happen.
I too used to be an ardent follower to all sorts of predictions and advice but as years passed, I got tired of listening to how I should live my life. Why should I live my days expecting the worst because some strangers say so. Or should I just sit back and relax since I am predicted to strike gold the year ahead?
I believe it is more fun not knowing what to expect than walking on the cloud of predictions. However, one can get very tired if one has to face challenges after challenges in life. Some even give up their lives so that they do not need to live another day of torture. Haih…
Life is so funny; while some fight to stay alive, some will choose to end it before it is due or some will give it up without trying! While most of us treasure our lives, some who are living at the rock bottom will feel that there is not much to treasure in life. After all, everyone dies one day; sooner or later. Haih…
Everyone has his or her own expectations about life and his or her life. Whatever our expectations about our lives, we must always remember we are the ones in control of our lives. Only we can make things happen or not happen. If we want something to happen, we have to take actions to make it happen. If things do not happen as expected, there must be reason why they are so. Sometimes something better will turn up and come knocking at your door.
Always remember that GOD will help those who help themselves.
To me, as I grow older, the simpler things we seek of life, the happier we will be. In fact is if we look back in time, the times of our ancestors, we will find that they were simple people with simple necessities and they were happy people. We are the ones complicating our lives hunting for a materialistic lifestyle and things. We are the ones complicating our lives trying to be someone we are not, trying to compete with the Joneses and trying to outdo our siblings and friends.
We are what we made ourselves to be; we will be happy if we are contented with what we have and feel happy, we will be happy if we appreciate everything that we own and feel happy having them, we will be happy if we only seek to be happy by being well and healthy. We will be happy if we love ourselves; our body, mind and soul.
Hence, instead of waiting for someone to give you some predictions of what your future is, I say, let’s take control of ourselves and our lives! Only you can make a difference in your life!
Do you agree?