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 retire.
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, 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
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
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 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. Work like you don’t need money, Love like
you’ve never been hurt, And dance like no one’s watching.
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