One of the most widely seen Chinese characters in China is 福 fú, the character for good fortune or luck. You see it painted as decorations everywhere — on wind chimes, paintings, lanterns, pots, and posters. A look at its origin gives a feel for the complexity and longevity of symbols in Chinese culture.
It also represents the God of Fortune (Fu), who is part of the good luck trinity of Fu, Lu, and Shou (luck, prosperity, and long life). To make others happy takes benevolence; to make yourself happy requires wisdom.
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7 things to do to lead a positive life and have good fortune
1. Good health
Health is wealth because only the healthy have the chance to succeed. Good eating habits and exercise are the basics. Maintaining a good lifestyle is also essential. When compared to physical health, mental wellbeing takes priority. Only a healthy mind can foster a healthy body and good fortune in your life.
2. A kind heart
A kind heart allows you to step into others’ shoes. You can feel the pain and needs of others. So care more and give more, and you will come to understand the meaning of your existence and experience good fortune in your life.
3. Good thoughts
Your notions affect your decisions, resulting in actions, but only good thoughts enable good fortune. As Buddha says: “Everything comes from the heart. What you plant is what you reap.” So holding good thoughts is your guideline, and you should try your best to keep them.
4. A good temper
Temper contaminates lives. It destroys not only health, but also relationships. But, on the other hand, staying at ease maintains health and prolongs your life.
5. Good expressions
Your face is a mirror of how you feel. A happy or smiling face is always a welcome sight, while no one likes angry, annoyed, or painful faces. It takes a kind heart to exhibit good facial expressions because the goodness in our mind chases negative thoughts away.
6. Good words
Say only good things; don’t nag, complain, or verbally attack people. Bad words damage relationships. On the other hand, good words build them and smooth things over.
7. Good acts
To continue doing good acts and constantly reviewing them lays the foundation of an environment of acceptance and love. In order to receive, you must give. Only those willing to put others before themselves will know the joy and gratefulness they get in return.
We all go through the process of birth, age, illness, and death. A good life can be interpreted as living smoothly, growing old slowly, getting sick lightly, and dying peacefully. How can this be achieved? It’s determined by health. How well can you live it? It takes practice and enlightening.