Love, Laugh, Live

When you hear the words – Live, Love, Laugh; you probably think of some television channel tag and move on. What more could it be, right? I want to start this one by putting forward three points and then ask you three questions.

So here goes.

1. Life is too short to do everything.
2. Love is a rare gift that very few are blessed to receive.
3. Laughter can make even the worst situation better.

And now, the three questions:-

1. Are you living life or merely existing?
2. Have you ever loved with all your heart before asking to be loved?
3. When was the time you laughed for no reason?

You may be wondering why I said and asked these things? What do I know about you?

You’re right. I don’t know anything about you. But I do know that in this world, we’re all visiting guests for a few days and then we’ll all be just packing off.

Before we go packing, don’t you think we have a right and also an obligation, to make the most of our visit? Shouldn’t our stay have some purpose? Shouldn’t our lives be more than just an account of our existence?

All this probably sounds like a lecture! But here is what I propose.

Don’t keep going with the flow. Stop following the crowd. Don’t get too carried away with the way things have always been. Allow yourself this one indulgence. Permit yourself to quit existing and focus on the more beautiful aspects of life.

For once in your life, forget about what was and what will be. Let go of the regrets and fears. Whatever you may have achieved, whatever you are looking to achieve, for one minute, just stop!

Stop and try this out.

LIVE

Live each day like it’s your last. Live for yourself and live well. Do the things that makes you happy and gives you satisfaction. Do everything you’ve ever dreamed of.
Let the story of your life be more than an excuse. Let it be a celebration.

Someone very dear to me once said, “Tomorrow isn’t promised. What you have is today. This moment is never going to come back. Fill it with enough life for a lifetime.” And that has been the philosophy I’ve followed ever since.

Start your day with a small thank you, for the past. But after that, don’t look back. There is a reason the past is the past; it’s because it has no place in your future.

I always take inspiration from American actress, Mae West who famously quoted, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!”. So, let today be the first day of your legendary life. Let the celebration be one that the world won’t forget.

Let the game begin!!

LOVE

Why does love always have to be between two people only? That too in a romantic sense?

No doubt that love is as important as any! But love can be for anyone and anything. And the best part is, it doesn’t have to be for any reason. Love is one of the most potent emotions in the world. It has the power to change people. A little bit of love, makes a whole lot of difference. So go out there and spread the love.

Don’t keep hoping to be loved in return. Like respect, love too is a matter of give and take. Give first and you will most definitely receive a whole lot more than you thought!
Love the people around you, love your work, your art, your pets, and your life!

Replace hatred and negativity with a whole lot of love and positivity. Suddenly you will find that life is a little more beautiful than it was before.

Also, if you do think about love form a romantic point of view, then let that love be one in a million. Make it your love story. Love passionately, honestly and with all your heart. Leave no room for question. Don’t allow any regret to creep in. Make your love epic!

As author Willa Cather noted, “Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”

LAUGH

“A day without laughter, is a day wasted!” – Charlie Chaplin

If the funniest man that ever was, says something about laughing, we’d better believe it!

But jokes apart, can you imagine, what a dull, boring life we’d have if there was no laughter?! I would personally go insane if I was told I can’t laugh an entire day. Honestly, I’d start laughing the moment someone said that!

I don’t know if laughter is the best medicine or not, but I know for a fact, that if you keep laughing, keep enjoying and keep spreading the joy, you will never have to worry about falling sick!

If you notice, yawning and laughing are the only two things that are so contagious, that you can practically never escape them! One person starts and the whole room follows suit. Laughing especially when there is no reason to, is an excellent practise. Why else do we have so many laughter clubs across the world? It’s pretty obvious if you think of it. Worrying isn’t solving anything. At least if you laugh, you have some reason to be happy!

So laugh out loud!

A very long time ago, in an article on living life, I read an interesting thing. It said, “Life is only as long as that tiny hyphen you draw between the year of birth and the year of death. You have just enough time. Live while you are alive. Love while your heart still beats. Laugh before you fall asleep!”