I love to watch family-related movies and sitcoms because they are usually clean enough to be watched anytime, anywhere and with anyone. Recently, I watched one and fell in love with the story line. The best part is the actors did an amazing job. Whenever I watch something, I try to draw a moral out of it. Here are three life lessons I learnt from the Korean sitcom My Golden Life.
We all love our families and friends, don’t we? Though we love them the most, does this feeling remain constant. I doubt it. There are times we just can’t tolerate each other, can we? Mind you, I am talking about those in our closest circle. When it not easy to love those who are the close to us, how will we love the ones we meet at work, church, school, etc.? People are not going to be their best every time, but if they matter to us, we can choose to love them despite their weaknesses. To love someone is a choice rather than a feeling because when the feeling is gone, we can still choose to love the other. When things don’t go the way it should, are we willing to stick together and bear with one another. During the rough and not-so-happy days, are we willing to face it together?
There are number of things we can give someone: money, clothes, food, physical expressions like a hug or a smile, a listening ear, time and so on. Time plays an important role. Most of us do not understand the value of time. There are people who want us to spend time with them rather than give them gifts. Setting apart time for those we love, making effort to catch up with old friends, investing in the lives of people we care, etc. are great ways to make use of our time, instead of wasting it on things that don’t add value to life. Time plays a crucial role in almost every part of our lives from relationships to reaching goals. Without spending quality time, we cannot expect a relationship to grow or believe that we would reach our goal.
Life is not a bed of roses. There are times when we rub shoulders against people who walk into our lives. For various reasons, there are misunderstandings, betrayals, scars, abuse and them some that cause pain, bitterness, anger and all others emotions to rise. That is life. Everyone has gone through pain and suffering. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes and we learn from them. The problem is we quickly recover from a mistake we made, but we take a long time to recover from a mistake done by another person. Why? Probably, it is because we are able to forgive ourselves but find it hard to forgive another person. When we learn to be gracious enough to forgive the mistakes (both big and small) of others, we will live in peace not only with others but also with ourselves. I have been blessed by a few people who were gracious enough to give me a number of chances before I came to my senses. If it were not for them, I wouldn’t be here in the first place. Never hold back forgiveness if you want to live without regrets.
These are the 3 easy ways to live without regrets. Did I just write ‘easy’? Yes, it’s easy to write, teach and preach, but it’s difficult to put these into practice. However, it’s never too late to start somewhere. Let’s love consciously, give generously, and live graciously!
Do you have other ideas to live life without regrets? If so, do comment below and let me know your thoughts.