convince ourselves that life will be better after we
- get married,
- have a baby,
- then another.
- we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll
be more content when they are.
- 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,
- get a nicer car,
- are able to go on a nice vacation,
The truth is,
- there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not
- Your life will always be filled with challenges.
- It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy
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
- there was always some obstacle in the way,
Something to be gotten through
- 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
- there is no way to happiness.
- Happiness is the way.
- 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,
- the first or fifteenth,
- finish school,
- go back to school,
- lose ten pounds,
- gain ten pounds,
- have kids,
- start work,
- get married,
- get divorced,
- are off welfare,
- 've had a drink,
- 've sobered up,
- are born again to decide that there is no
better time than
right now to be happy.
- kids leave the house,
- song comes on,
HAPPINESS IS A JOURNEY, NOT A
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.