Loving the Life You Live

This article ‘Loving the Life You Live,’ is presented from Made You Smile Back to discover why it is so important to live a purposeful life.  Because when you do, you’re not just doing what you’re supposed to be doing—you’re also doing what you want to be doing

Love the Life You Live

Your life is meant to be a joyful and satisfying experience. We’ve all heard the phrase “Live the life you love,” – These are the popular song lyrics from the iconic Musician, Bob Marley.   But most of us don’t understand what that means. We’ve just accepted it as a vague platitude or a cliché. But what if there was more to this quote than we ever thought? What if you could find your true purpose in life?

You can be happy and content in every area of your life when you’re living a purposeful life.  The only way to be truly happy and content in every area of your life is to live a purposeful life. 

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Are you living the life you want? Do you really love what you are doing? Have you ever stopped to think about it? If you’re not sure, then it might be time to take a closer look on how to achieve it. 

Why Loving Your Life Is So Important

I want you to ponder this incredible true fact:  As of 2022, you are one of 7.7 billion people on this planet! Let me repeat this… each one of us is ‘one in 7.7 billion people on this planet!  In numerical terms, it is a staggering 7,700,000,000.  Why is this so important?  

You are a unique, creative, and talented individual. No one else is you. You are the only you in this world. We all have unique gifts, talents, and experiences to share with the world. You are truly amazing!

Because each of us… every single one of us is created from our Creator, as being unique, different and special.  Each one of us has something we are blessed and gifted with. It is up to us to find out what sets us apart from all others.  You may think you don’t have anything special to offer the world, but you’re wrong.

Graphic Design showing Love of Life and Joy by Made You Smile Back

Yes, it’s easy to see among us those gifted individuals who are the ‘best of the best’ for what they do…  You may be an ‘Olympic’ athlete.  You may be the best manager at a company.  You may be the best teacher in the world.  You may be the best cook for a special recipe that no other can touch.  But trust me, there is absolutely something or some aspect of your ‘being’  that no one can match.

It may even be as simple as ‘being the best parent to John Jr. or Mariam’.  That you were chosen to be this incredible parent and/or role model to this new life in shaping THEM to become the best that they can be!  

When you dive in deeply and take a look at what your passion is, what you’re good at, and what you have to offer that no one else has… Then… and only then can you truly appreciate ‘loving the life you live’.

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So… what sets YOU apart?  

Discovering How to Love the Life You Live!

So exactly how do we discover how to love the life we live?  A lot of us are just going through the motions, without really thinking about where we want to be in life. We get caught up in the daily grind. In order to change your life, you need to figure out what it is that you love to do, and then go do it!

A great way to get started is to make a list of everything you love about your life right now. This can be hard at first, but if you stay focused on what you love, it’ll become easier and easier to spot all of the things you’re doing right.

To help you get started in doing a thorough inventory of your life and to move positively forward,  Made You Smile Back presents the following ‘to do list’ for you to take action on.

(For additional reading, please check out this popular Made You Smile Back’s blog entitled “Discover Your Life’s Grand Purpose!”.)

LOVE - Living Our Values Every Day by Made You Smile Back

1. Identify Your Core Values

To be happy in the life you live, it’s important to know what you value. In the book, Loving the Life You Live, author Jim Collins explores how business leaders and others can discover what they love and what they hate about their jobs and other parts of their lives, and then use that information to improve the quality of their lives.

In fact, a core value can be your life’s guiding light, so to speak. For example, if you care about health and fitness, your core values would focus on that. If you are a person who values family, your core values would likely be based around those things as well. 

Your core values can also guide you in other aspects of your life. For instance, if your core values are centered on the importance of family, your values might include the following: family, community, friends, health, self-care, work/life balance, education, spirituality, and adventure.

A core value is your reason for being, the guiding principle that tells you why you do what you do. Your core values are the things that makeup who you are, how you want to live, and why you make decisions. 

2. Set Goals Based On Your Values

Living the life you love is possible if you set goals based on your values.  You can always improve your life by setting your goals. What do you really love? How can you change things in your life to improve the quality of your life? Are you happy? Do you have peace of mind? Do you feel that you are living a good life? 

If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” it’s time to take some action. You should set goals based on your values. The purpose of having goals is to make you a better person. 

If you are not happy with what you do, you will probably not be happy with the rest of your life. If you are not satisfied with the way your life is going, you can change your situation by taking action. You need to decide what kind of person you want to be and how you want to live your life. This is an important step in changing the way you live.

3. Find Joy In Life

Find joy in life.  Get in a joyful state of mind.  

A joyful life is the best existence we can hope to achieve. It’s the kind of life that produces positive vibes and feel-good energy and encourages us to look to the future with high hopes. Pure joy might seem like a fleeting emotion, but even if you only feel it for a moment in time, you can hold onto it. You can relish it.Don’t ever take things so seriously. Be happy, and enjoy life. You don’t have to be perfect to be happy. Just live the way you want to. Do your best, but don’t let anyone get in the way of you living the way you want to.

It’s a lot easier to be happy when you are kind and compassionate to others. If you help other people, you’ll easily find happiness in life.

4. Create Balance In Your Life

It is important to keep balance in your life. One of the most important things to do in life is to love the life that you live. This means that you should love your family, your friends, your work, your hobbies, and your life in general. You should also love yourself and try to develop a positive attitude. 

Balance is an important key to success and happiness. In order to be successful, you have to be aware of what is going on around you. You have to be aware of what is happening in your life. You have to learn how to create balance in your life.  But how do you do this?

The way you live is the way you should live. You should love everything about your life and work hard at it. You should enjoy your life because it’s all there is. We all have the same life, and if we want to be happy, we should enjoy it to the fullest. 

You can’t have a balanced life if you are doing all things at the same time. You have to figure out what are the most important things that you have or need to do. 

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5. Stop Obsessing Over Things

It’s so easy to get caught up in the daily grind of things that we should have done. We shouldn’t be obsessed with things that are not important. Life is too short to be obsessed with things that don’t matter. We should spend time on the things that really matter to us.

We’re not saying that we shouldn’t work hard at everything that we do. We should. However, it is also important to enjoy the little things that we do. They add to our happiness and our lives. It’s okay to have some fun.

We spend too much time thinking about things that aren’t important and not enough time on the things that are important. If you want to be happy, you should always put yourself first. 

It’s important to keep your priorities in order. In fact, it’s really important to make time for yourself and enjoy life.  By learning to change our behaviour and learn to stop obsessing over things, it frees up our energy to focus on the things that are important.  

6. Learn To Say “No”

We should love the life we live. But we don’t always know what is best for us. We can do whatever we want. We are free to do what we want. However, if we don’t learn how to say “no” to others, then we won’t be happy. Saying ‘no’ to others, more often than not, translate into saying ‘yes’ to ourselves in a very positive way.

It is also important to learn to say “yes” to ourselves. If we don’t say “yes,” then we will feel bad about ourselves. If we don’t say “yes” to other people, then we feel we’re letting them down.  But in actuality, we’re letting ourselves down.  We need to have more self-love.

If you can say ‘no’, you can say ‘yes’. You can’t do everything you want to do. Don’t be afraid to say ‘no’ to people. If you are always saying ‘yes’, you will become exhausted and stressed. It’s important to say ‘no’ to things that don’t matter to you. If you want to learn to say ‘no’, you have to practice it. You should be honest with yourself. You need to figure out what is important to you. You should only say ‘yes’ to the things that really matter to you. That way, you won’t feel so overwhelmed.

7. Build Strong Relationships

Love the life you live and the people who are in your life. It is important to be happy. Having good relationships with people is the key to having a happy life.

It is also very important to have a good social life. You should be able to talk to people about anything. This helps you to grow and learn. It is important to spend time with your friends, family members, and loved ones. If you are alone all the time, you won’t be happy. You need to get out and do things.

Take some time to enjoy life and the people who are in your life. If you want to have a happy and fulfilling life, you have to enjoy the things that you do. Make sure that you keep in touch with the people you know. You should spend as much time with your friends and family as you can. 

You should also learn to relax and enjoy yourself. You need to make sure that you have a lot of fun in your life.

8. Find Your Bliss & Take Action

What is bliss? It is something that you are passionate about. When you have a passion, you should act on it. There is no better way to find your purpose in life. It’s time to get up and get started! You can find your bliss by doing some research. 

When you are researching, you can learn more about what you would like to do. Find out what it is that you really want to do. Once you have the courage to take the first step, the rest will come easily.

Happiness is the feeling of well-being. It comes from within and it is the result of doing what you love and loving what you do. Of course, we all have different interests. Some people love music and others like to read. 

It’s important to find the activities that you really enjoy doing. It’s very important to set aside the time to do the things you love. You may even have a more peaceful life. When you do this, you’ll feel better because you’ll be working on the things you love to do. This will make you happy.

Love the life you live. Try to do things that you like to do. Do what you enjoy doing. Be a real person. Make friends with other people. Have fun. Be happy. This will help you to have a wonderful and fulfilling life. Once you find your bliss and take action, your love of life will exponentially grow.

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Love the Life You Live Quotes

Life is a blessing and we should be thankful for it every passing minute. We only live ONCE. It’s important to remind ourselves that no matter how hard life is, we should never lose our love for life as it gives us the energy to keep moving on.

The following are 15 individually selected thought-provoking quotes to help you get more inspired and empowered in embracing and ‘loving the life you live.’

1. “You can’t live someone else’s life, but you can create your own.”

ZigZiglar

2. “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.”

George Bernard Shaw

3. “Do something every day that scares you.”

Lao Tzu

4. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

Joseph Campbell

5. “We all need to know we are worth loving, and worth loving back.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

6. “Live a good life.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. “You are the one that will decide your future, not your past.”

Unknown

8. “Do not wait; the time will come when you will wish you had acted.”

William Shakespeare

9. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Albert Einstein

10. “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”

Aristotle

11. “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

JK Rowliing

12. “Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”

Chico Xavier

13. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”

Erol Ozan

14. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”

Pele

15. “Discover Your Life’s Grand Purpose and Double Your Happiness.”

Beth Elkassih

Final Words & 30 Tips To Love the Life You Live

The question of whether a person has a purpose in life has been discussed from time immemorial. The purpose is not just about what you do, but also about what you love and the lifestyle you lead. It’s about being happy and enjoying life in all its fullness.

It’s about finding out who you are and what makes you happy. This is the purpose of your life. And it is the purpose of every other person in the world. So in order to ‘love the life you live’, you need to discover what your life passions are and simply do whatever it takes to live this life that is rightfully yours!

Make You Smile Back leaves you with these 30 tips to take action with.  By doing so, you WILL begin ‘Loving the Life You Live’!

Image of a girl hugging herself with caption:  Lovig the Life I Live! by Made You Smile Back

1, Choose your happiness.

2. Make the most of it.

3. Build relationships.

4. Make decisions.

5. Work on your strengths.

6. Find your bliss.

7. Love your work.

8. Create a life of gratitude.

9. Let go of control.

10. Take chances.

11. Make things happen.

12. Be open.

13. Enjoy the journey.

14. Be optimistic.

15. Be yourself.

16. Get your body physically fit.

17. Get your mind mentally fit.

18. Be a leader.

19. Lead with grace.

20. Love your people.

21. Be grateful.

22. Be humble.

23. Create meaning.

24. Keep learning.

25. Live to love.

26. Find your passion.

27. Be purposeful.

28. Have fun.

29. Take risks.

30. Choose to be happy.

Loving the Life You Live

About the author

beth elkassih

“Hi! Welcome to the launching and introduction to ‘Made You Smile Back’! I’m so pleased you’re here. Let me share with you a little bit about myself and why I created this platform.”

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