Life is Beautiful

For I know the plans I have for you,”

declares the Lord,

“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future.”

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~


Do you live your life with the perception of the glass half full, or the glass half empty?  I was always the person who thought the glass was half full.  I did not understand the people who looked at life the other way around.  That is, until I became one of them. I had allowed loss, sorrow, hurt, and self-pity to rule over me.

I was driving with my cousins a few weeks ago. I made a comment that was not very nice. Honestly, I can’t remember what it was. But, after I said it, I commented out loud, “What kind of person am I.  I’m supposed to be a positive influence.  That was awful.  What a hypocrite.” My cousin’s reply was “You’re human aren’t you.” Umm, yes I am.

That prompted me to make some changes.  Since then, I have made strides in changing my perception of  life.  To look at life as a glass half full.  This has enabled me to see all of  the goodness that I missed during my period of negativity.  It has been absolutely enlightening.  I needed the negative to see the positive.

Being human allows you to experience happiness and sadness, and a myriad of other emotions.  Trying to be perfect is just not achievable.  It’s that voice in your head that spouts negativity instead of light.  I made the decision to allow myself to see the positive in the imperfections of life.

Give it a try.  It’s not always easy.  It can be a struggle when you’re going through it.  But, it will allow you to laugh.  It will make your heart happy.  It will allow you to see that even in the smallest of things – a child’s laugh, the wag of a dog’s tail – there is beauty.  My hope for you is that you will be blessed to see that “life is beautiful”.




Life is Beautiful

by The Afters

Through the window
I see you waiting
You were smiling
Coz I’m coming
Your eyes are a story
An ocean of memories
Pictures of faces and places

And all of the things
That make us feel like
We have it all (we have it all)
All of the times
That make us realize
We have it all (we have it all)
We have it all

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Life is beautiful
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Life is beautiful
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

[Verse 2]
Living and dying
Laughing and crying
We have the whole world
Or have nothing
I know there are long nights
But we’ll make it
With every sunrise
Comes a new light



A father’s love, a wedding dance
New year’s dreams, a toast with friends
A soldier coming home from war
A faith, a hope, so much more
A brand new life, a mother’s prayer
Shooting stars, ocean air
A lover’s kiss, hard goodbyes
Fireworks, Christmas lights

These are the things
That make us feel alive
These are the times
That make us realize


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