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 we get a better job, a nicer car, a bigger house or 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. Souse. 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, 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.
- until you finish school,
- until you go back to school,
- until you have kids,
- until your kids leave the house,
- until you start work,
- until you retire,
- until you get married,
- until you get a new car/home…
There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. By Crystal Boyd
Life is not always easy, it is not always great! It is a combination of lessons. It is not about the journey, it’s about who we become along the way!
Every day, each of us has an opportunity to start anew. It’s a personal choice and it is all up to Y-O-U! So, will you choose to make today a great day or a lousy one? Once it’s gone you will never get this day back, so Choose Wisely!
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The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. -Denis Waitley
Thanks for the share, WK!