I am Fine. No, that is an understatement. Actually I am feeling amazingly good. Every day I can decide on how to spend my time, completely free without restrictions. The water I’m drinking is extraordinarily clean and Chilled. The dinner gets ready with no effort; Ammi Jaan makes sure that every meal has a great variety. She makes yummy Daal Chawal; her Achar Ghost tastes too good. I can  have freedom of speech everywhere that allows me to express my opinion.

So are you aware of the beauty of your life?

Have you noticed something at this point? You, I and all the other people those who are reading these lines have a hundred times easier, safer and better lives than millions of people across the globe who spend their lives on the street corners. And most of the time they have to worry whether they will get their food the next day.

But are we aware of these facts? Not really, instead of being grateful most of us don’t even realize how amazing our lives are. People lose the appreciation of their beautiful lives while concentrating on problems and being worried about their current situation. We consider thousands of things in our lives for granted, because it’s totally normal for us, like being able to have a shower, or to have food on our tables, day after day. Furthermore, the vast majority of us does not have to worry on whether we are going to have something to eat for the next day, as our main trouble is on what to eat the next day – something that might be a pure luxury for someone.

I peep out of my bus window every morning on my way to University, and see a lot of people staying on the streets of Gujranwala and Gujrat, and I always wonder how long they have been living that way. Are people homeless for months, years or most of their lifetimes?

One thing I have noticed that the street dwellers are often even happier than thousands of residents in the apartments and luxury houses; though they lack so many things from food to pure luxury articles like a TV – that we consider to be ordinary. Could it be that these people appreciate their lives a lot more, due to the fact of not being able to know whether they would enjoy the next day? Perhaps they don’t even focus on material things or tangibles like money; instead they enjoy the time with their family and esteem social values like deep friendships by far more than we do.

So from now on, please think a bit about your own life! Instead of constantly dealing with the negative aspects in our lives, we should make ourselves conscious that we have a great chance given and that we can take every step necessary to make our lives even more beautiful. If we take an even closer look onto our lives, we might notice that it is already really amazing. It just depends on our mind-sets and our point of view.

And every day at least, we should hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and speak a few reasonable words. Ashley Smith has rightly said, Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.