Living A FUNtastic Life (Part 2)

by Patrick Liew on July 18, 2011

My grandmother who played a major part in bringing me up used to tell others about me, “My grandson has a lot of 心事”.

By temperament, I was a melancholic. I could slip easily into a world of my own.

Unfortunately, during my youth, I used to see a darker side of life.

Albert Lee, one of my many mentors used to joke at that point in time, “Patrick, if you ever have to stand in court as a witness for yourself, you’ll probably convince the court you are guilty.”

Happiness does not come ‘naturally’ to me. In fact, I have gone through so many crises and challenges that I could have lived a life of misery.

I used to believe that happiness was predetermined genetically.

Research has proven that, while genes may play a part, I can still break my genetic coding. I can improve my happiness quotient and achieve a healthier well-being.

Why is happiness important?

It is a proven fact that happier people make better leaders than their less happy friends.

Happier people are better salespersons and make more money. They are more creative, healthier, and are more likeable.

In addition, they are more resilient in resolving challenges and live a longer life.

The key to remember is that our Creator has designed all of us to be happy.

Happiness is already within you and me.

I do not need to go out to the world to find it.

I do not need to be happy because…

I do not need to be happy if…

I do not need to be happy when…

I do not need a reason, a condition, or a situation to be happy.

I do not need to be rich, to look good, or to have anything to be happy.

I can be happy. Period.

If I want to be happier, I can study happy people. I can model after their thoughts, feelings, behavioral patterns, achievements, and lifestyles.

For example, I discovered happy people don’t sit around resting on their laurels and doing nothing. They don’t wish for happiness to happen.

Happy people make happiness happened.

In short, pursue happiness. All you need is a positive attitude, commitment and effort.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question:  How can we model after happier people?


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