Thursday, July 07, 2011


Unhappiness is in not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. - Don Herold

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 spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are we able to go on a nice vacation, 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.

What makes us so bitter against people who outwit us is that they think themselves cleverer than we are. - Francios de LaRochefoucauld

It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. 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 your car or home is paid off
--until you get a new car or home
--until your kids leave the house
--until you go back to school
--until you finish school
--until you lose 10 lb.
--until you gain 10 lb.
--until you get married
--until you get a divorce
--until you have kids
--until you retire
--until summer
--until spring
--until winter
--until fall
--until you die

There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a Journey, not a destination. So - work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching.

The happiness of a person is directly linked to the most important thing in his life.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. - Dale Carnegie

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincon

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. - A.C. Benson

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. - James Matthew Barrie

1 comment:

  1. So true! We can only experience real joy in the present moment. Everything else is fantasy.