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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,
   - we
      - get a nicer car,
      - are able to go on a nice vacation,
      - 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, 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
   - Friday night,
   - Sunday morning,
   - you get a new car or home,
   - your car or home is paid off,
   - spring,
   - summer,
   - fall,
   - winter,
   - the first or fifteenth,
 
   - you
      - finish school,
      - go back to school,
      - lose ten pounds,
      - gain ten pounds,
 
      - have kids,
      - start work,
      - retire,
      - get married,
 
      - get divorced,
      - are off welfare,
      - 've had a drink,
      - 've sobered up,
      - die,
      - are born again to decide that there is no better time than
        right now to be happy.
 
   - your
      - kids leave the house,
      - song comes on,
  
 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 one's watching.