Be Happy Now!
Be Happy Now!WE CONVINCE ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then
another. Then we're 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'll certainly be happy when they're out of that stage.
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, “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 with... 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're 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're born again to decide that.
There is no better time than right now to be happy!