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Learning to Live Well

Learning to Live Well

Date: Apr 11 2008

Topic: Conversational English

Author: ruth_123


Happiness is not a destination but a day-by-day journey.


I read this message on a daily devotional book I have been subscribing for years. I was touched by the story of a lady named Tamer Lee Owens who credited “laughter, the Lord, and the little things” for making it to her 104th birthday celebration.


            Of course, not all of us will be able to live 104 years. Some will barely make it to 60, 70 or 80 years. But no matter how much time we are given to stay here on earth, we can learn from Tamer Lee how to enjoy each day in our lives.


            “The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the offshoot of goodness.”

- Christian Nestell Bovee


People who laugh often live longer as they overcome the darkness of trouble with

a cheerful disposition. Remember the Filipino comedian Rene Requiestas? A huge picture of his toothless grin (one which paved the way to his stardom) was displayed during his funeral so that people will always remember him for the laughter and fun he brought as an actor.


            God is the brave man’s hope and not the coward’s excuse.”

   - Plutarch


            There always comes a time when we are faced with indecision in making plans for our lives. Uncertainty of the future battles against our will but oftentimes it is our unwavering faith in God that makes us determined to take the risk and succeed. The conviction of knowing that God will never forsake those who call unto Him enables us to move on.


            “That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

-         Henry David Thoreau


It does not take a lot of money, power and fame to enjoy life. Waking up with the

thought that your family and friends love you for who you are, taking a good sip of Coke to refresh yourself on an extra hot day, laughing at some silly jokes shared by a colleague – all these are simple things which can give real happiness that we oftentimes overlook.


            All of us are given chances to make our lives well-lived and memorable enough even if we depart from this world. No matter what life brings, it only takes a right attitude to keep us going. Laughter, the Lord and the little things – well, we may not make it to 104 years, but we can enjoy each day of our lives with these in mind.



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  yes that's right.. we're the master of our life and should try our best to make it more meaningful…

07:18 AM Jun 01 2008 |

adin kamali


i love it…........tq

07:07 AM May 30 2008 |



Hi, Ruth, yes, smiling at difficulty overcomes anything.

05:01 AM May 29 2008 |

nano jojo

Syrian Arab Republic

hi how are you

are there anyone can he help me please>?

i don't know how i can do the conversition with other

why i don't know


10:28 AM May 28 2008 |




What a great lession!

When reading this topic, I think about many things and look back my life. Maybe this lesson will change my life.

no matter what happens, we should keep laughing.

01:05 AM May 28 2008 |




God is good

07:38 PM May 27 2008 |



I love the sentence "happiness is not a destination ,but a day-by-day journey.

every step of life will be fortune for our future ,I believe.

01:27 PM May 27 2008 |





06:46 AM May 27 2008 |


Viet Nam

thanks for useful topic

04:31 AM May 27 2008 |



God is brave man's hope not coward's excuse. I like it. cause when sometimes i pray to God when i was worrying or expecting something, and also when the thing turns out to be different from my expectation, i try to accept the different outcome. However, after that i occasionally doubt " is it a way to escape from the reality?"

01:57 AM May 27 2008 |




I like it too…I think that is important say this things!! thanks Good life ;)

07:10 PM May 26 2008 |

Minnie Mouse

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Happiness is the 8th wonder of the world; it can open gates of other hearts in no time. Just smile and you will domain all the hearts…

12:38 PM May 26 2008 |




the more you laugh the more you live longer that's right

thanks for reminding me this view..


06:26 PM May 25 2008 |



I can't find  right words to explainWink how I Iike it.

02:52 PM May 25 2008 |


United Arab Emirates

Laughter is the best medicine…
Live our lives to the fullest!

Keep smiling and be happy!

05:42 AM May 24 2008 |

sweat hreat


hi thank you  i   like it

09:45 PM May 23 2008 |



Saudi Arabia

I like your topic it's a grat job to write topic like this actually my friends called me the smile boy you know why ? >>coz I always laughing Laughing this is gives you power to live as anormal person .and my advice for all you have to laugh as much as you can but not always it's depends on attitude. I know a wise man  someday told me smile 4 life and the life will smile 4 you

06:00 PM May 23 2008 |




yeah of course everybody should to keep smile.. 

03:00 PM May 23 2008 |




good place you have i like it
you should put more color in it

03:16 PM May 22 2008 |




It is pretty good topic.

Thank to share it! 

02:50 PM May 22 2008 |

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