It’s such a wonderful Sunday today! Long Easter holiday, everyone with their families, enjoying lunch! Today we would be at my grandma’s house, with this delicious cod fish dish to be served with at least other 10 food options, just like we – Italian descendants – are used to! Actually, my grandmother always cooks as if she would receive a bunch of people for lunch there, even thought we are only a few! That’s how things are in most families!
However, instead of this, we are on the other side of the world, not really knowing how people celebrate this day here and without my grandma’s delicious cod dish! But wait, don’t think this is one of those sad and melancholy posts! No, no! That’s not it, even because we are together, as family and that’s what matters! Although, I would say that it’s one of those thoughtful posts that sometimes comes up to my mind and that are a bit confusing, but I still sit down and write!
Easter is about rebirth and that’s what I wanted to talk about! Ah… and before you pre-judge, I´m not here to talk about religion. Everyone has the right to have it’s own and I’m not the one who will discuss it! =)
Anyways, I believe we are reborn several times during a single life.
People associate rebirth with dangerous situations, facts that almost led to death and things that are always very traumatic. In the other hand, I believe that, of course, besides these difficult situations that are certainly a new chance to live, we are reborn every day!
Life gives us the opportunity to do something better each day. From the time we wake up until bedtime, we have a chance to plant good things to reap the rewards. The thing is that everything in our lives starts with ourselves. We have the option of doing whatever we want with it, both for good or bad!
It’s about attitudes. It’s about making choices and coping with their consequences. It’s about knowing how to handle our own thoughts! As for example, do you know that bad thought that went through your mind and you kept feeding it without even knowing if it was true or not? So, I ask you, what did you do with it? Or rather, what did it do to you?
And that thought can be anything. Our happiness begins when we free ourselves from negative things. When we decide to open our hearts to life, appreciating it and accept that this is the one we have to make the best of it. It’s when we cease to be victims and we become owners of our own world. It’s when we give up our traumas, because we realize that they really have expiration dates. It is when we live today and not from the past or for the future!
The other day I watched a wonderful video with three 100-year-old Britons, who shared lessons from their lives and thought it would be great to share it with you too!
Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds
Sometimes we become so blind of what we are living; in others, we aim too many material goods and even think that we never have good opportunities. In my view, this blindness is quite serious indeed. Because we fail to appreciate the good things that happen, we fail to see the doors that open and we stop understanding that for everything in life, we get to learn something!
There are many people out there who really live in disgrace, on the verge of death every day and with sufferings that no one should ever have. So evaluate whether what you do with your life is something you will be proud of in a long term or you would regret it and wished you could had change the course!
I found it fantastic when one of them said: ‘If I am making a cake and it fails it becomes a pudding!’. Let us simply allow ourselves to live a life in peace, with harmony, respecting others and realizing that not everything needs to become a problem. Let’s understand that from this cake, we can always make a pudding!
Be reborn everyday and let’s be grateful for the opportunity of been alive!
Lili is half Peruvian, half Brazilian, a dreamer Pisces kind of girl, curious, life lover and travel addicted! She`s been to 53 countries, loves to explore different cultures and to travel to the most unusual destinations. Currently lives in Finland, is a monthly columnist for the website Brasileiras pelo Mundo (a Brazilian platform of expat women) and founder of Hey, I am Lili. She believes that the most important things in life are to laugh out loud, a good wine and people she loves always around anywhere in this world!