Dance Like No One's Watching
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, 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 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, a debt to be paid. Then life
would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my
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 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 are 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 are born again to decide that there is
no better time than right now to be happy...Happiness is a journey,
not a destination.
Thought for the day:
Work like you don't
Love like you've never
And dance like no one's