We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are.
After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.
We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when
our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a
nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we
The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than
right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be
filled with challenges. It's best to admit this to
yourself and decide to be happy anyway.
One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D Souza.
He said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that
life was about to begin - real life.
But there was
always some obstacle in the way, something to be
gotten through first, some unfinished business, time
still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life
would begin. At last it dawned on me that these
obstacles were my 'life'".
This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure
every moment that you have and treasure it more
because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time...and remember that time
waits for no one.
So, stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you
gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids
leave the house, until you start work, until you
retire, until you get married, until you get divorced,
until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you
get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid
off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until
winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or
fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you've had
a drink, until you've sobered up, until you die, until
you are born again to decide that there is no better
time than right now to be happy.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Thought for the day: Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no
An Angel To Watch over You:
come into our lives
and quickly go..
and stay a while..
footprints on our
and we are ~ never ~
quite the same
because we have
a good friend!!
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!
I think this is special....live and savor every moment...