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I have often wondered what makes old men wear their pants so high
Some of them have to reach over their shoulder to get their wallet! It looks hilarious but they don’t care. After thinking about this for a while I believe I know why. They realize that life is way too short to spend all their time worrying about what people think so they just do what makes them happy. Really, what else could it be? It does not look comfortable or fashionable. They have lived long enough to glean some wisdom from life and they have learned to do the important and let the unimportant go.
I’m not old yet, but the older I get the more I realize that I need to do the most important things first. I need to love life, laugh, hang out with family and friends, and do things that matter to Jesus. I need to treat every day like a gift. I need to worry less and love more. Here are a few important things I have been contemplating lately:
Happiness is a choice
Happiness can’t exist without contentment.
Money can change your address but not your attitude.
Comparing my life to others is a waste of time and a sure-fire path to discontentment.
When I take time to enjoy beauty, pleasure, and the simple things I am much happier.
I need to take Jesus Christ very seriously and lighten up on everything else.
Some people will never like you. Be OK with that and you will be much happier.
The greater my purpose and the more passionately I pursue it the happier I am.
It is OK to laugh a lot
Being happy is a lot better than being mad or sad.
No one is in charge of my happiness but me.
I am trying to learn these things as I go. I feel wiser already. If the next time you see me I am wearing my pants a little too high, then just smile and say to yourself, “He sure does look happy.”
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