What do you think it takes to live a happy life? Many people believe that things such as money or fame can give them happiness. But the fact is: you can be wildly successful on the outside but still feel empty inside. There are countless stories of people like that. We, of course, must not fall into that trap. So what should we do? I recently read an interesting statement in the blink of Are You Fully Charged?: Happiness isn’t something you can achieve by seeking it; rather, happiness is a by-product of living a meaningful life.
Generous. Smart. Caring. These are the words that come to my mind to describe my mom. Mom wasn’t just the person who raised me; she was also one of my closest friends. She was always ready to listen to my stories. She gave me advice. She was my hero. In May 2011, mom was diagnosed with cancer. The news came to my sister and me while we were on the dining table celebrating her birthday. Imagine how shocked we were. Mom underwent medical treatments, and things got better. From 2012 to 2014, she lived a relatively normal life. In the beginning of this year, however, the cancer returned. It got worse after mom’s birthday in May. Mom passed away on the early morning of July 15. She was 60. Rest in peace my beloved mommy. I love you so much.
We are now in July. That means the first half of this year has passed, and we are entering the second half. Many people wait until the end of the year before reflecting on their lives, but I think it’s a good idea to do it now. Why? Because you still have half a year left. You can still make this year right. You can still make this year your best ever. So, how should you do a mid-year review? Here are some ideas: