Here’s a brilliant message about being happy. It’s a loose English translation of “Palco de vida” attributed to the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) not Pope Francis as some online posts claim. I hope it inspires you and helps you find the renewal of HOPE, HEALTH, and LOVE. Happy Easter 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
You can have flaws, be anxious, and even be angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can stop it from going bust. Many appreciate you, admire you, and love you.
Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without storms, roads without peril, work without fatigue, relationships without disappointments.
Being happy is finding strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in fear, love in disagreements.
It is not only appreciating the smile but reflecting on the sadness.
It is not only celebrating successes but learning lessons from failures.
It is not only having joy in applause but finding it in anonymity.
Being happy is recognizing that life is worth living, despite all the challenges, misunderstandings, and periods of crisis. It is not a fatality of destiny, but an achievement for those who can travel within themselves.
To be happy is to stop feeling like a victim and become your destiny’s author.
It is to cross deserts, yet be able to find an oasis in the depths of our soul.
It is to thank God for every morning, for the miracle of life.
To be happy is to be unafraid of your own feelings.
It is to be able to talk about you.
It is having the courage to hear “no”.
It is confidence in the face of criticism, even sometimes when unjustified.
It is to kiss your children, pamper your parents, to live poetic moments with friends.
To be happy is to let live the creature that lives in each of us, free, joyful, and simple.
It is to have the maturity to be able to say: “I made mistakes”.
It is to have the courage to say “I am sorry”.
It is to have the sensitivity to say, “I need you”.
It is to have the ability to say “I love you”.
It is to have the humility of receptivity.
May your life become a garden of opportunities for happiness …
That in spring may it be a lover of joy. In winter a lover of wisdom.
And when you make a mistake, start all over again.
For only then will you be in love with life.
You will find that to be happy is not to have a perfect life.
Use the tears to irrigate tolerance.
Use your losses to train patience.
Use your mistakes to sculptor serenity.
Use pain to plaster pleasure.
Use obstacles to open windows of intelligence.
Never give up hope …
Never give up on the people you love.
Never give up on happiness, because life is spectacular, even if it gives you dozens of reasons to demonstrate the contrary.
For life is an incredible show.