Lyd was a great author.
She usually wrote seated in her desk;
but today it was such a beautiful, warm and sunny
spring day, that she decided to finish her writing
in her regular cafe, not very far from her home.
She sat in her usual corner table on the balcony,
ordered her familiar drink and started preparing
her notes in order to finish her writing.
As she was sitting there writing, she started noticing
all these people walking past on the pavement.
She observed how many young people were hurrying
to work; a number of youthful women carrying their
shopping and some mothers pushing their prams.
“ All these people seem as if they have a specific
purpose, and they seem pleased with it.
I wonder, when all these people pass the age of 50 and they
lose their life stage activities, how will they manage
to find happiness in their later years ………! “
Moment Of Truth
Midlife, that is the twenty year period between the
ages of forty five (45) and sixty five (65) is a nerve-racking
time without a doubt.
Most people have to struggle with their personal and
social circumstances, and some of them with their
professional ones as well.
Many individuals feel disturbed, nervous, miserable
and worried about their future and health;
so it is very difficult for them to feel particularly happy.
All life transitions are mentally agonising.
You feel angry, sad, empty, lost, confused and frightened.
But they are a natural part of life, and you can never
Anything can happen; from losing your job or
retiring, from having to face a loved one’s illness or
death, from downsizing your house or moving to
a new city or even country.
Finally you may be feeling sick and tired or bored and
lost your purpose.
The secret is to be able to do whatever it takes to
find happiness and get the most out of your life at
any stage you are.
Turn Of The Tide
There are always a lot of things you can do to
enhance and strengthen your satisfaction during
these life transitions, as follows:
a) Acknowledge that circumstances are changing;
evaluate and determine what is going to make you
strong and happy from now on.
Follow what really matters to you most.
b) Look after yourself physically and mentally in order
to be able to face all the new changes in your life.
Self-care must be your priority now.
c) Follow a proper diet and exercise regularly
to keep your body and mind active and healthy.
d) Develop a few interests and hobbies.
Be confident and follow whatever makes you feel
fascinated and enthusiastic.
e) Socialise and connect with other people.
Doing this will make you feel mentally healthy
and much more pleased.
Try to maintain good relationships throughout
f) Connect with your spouse as deeply as possible,
to keep your relationship and marriage solid and
How happy you are in your relationship will influence
your total health, in a similar way to self care.
The important thing is to recognise what you have
in your life now, and really feel very grateful about it.
Be most grateful you are alive and able to breathe,
and enjoy everything around you.
Take responsibility and create your own happiness;
find meaning and purpose in your life, and make
this new chapter a joyous one.
Make your personal contentment your priority now.
Believe you can, be patient, and always remember
that the biggest secret of well-being is just living
in the present.
Happiness and peace of mind are absolutely necessary
if you want to have good health and live a long life.
Enjoy your journey !!