11.22.2011

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 new car, when we move into a bigger house, 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 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 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 time...and remember that time waits for no one.

So stop waiting till you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you get married, until you get divorced, until you have kids, until then kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until the new car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until the first of the month, until the end of the month, until your song comes on, until you’ve had a drink, until you’ve sobered up, until you die, until tomorrow to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy... Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Thus the thought for the day:

Work like you don’t need the money,
Love like you’ve never been hurt,
And Dance Like No One’s Watching.


1 comment :

Dana said...

This post is one of the reasons I love you so much...always got great advice and such a wonderful person you are.
So thankfully to have you in my life.
I LOVE the quote and what this is ALL about. I'm very guilty of this.
I am the typical, once we get married, once we have a dog, once we have a baby, once I quit working, once we have all our babies...the cycle continues.

I need to chill and just be THANKFUL for what I do have and LIVE.

Thanks boo,
LOVE YA EAT LOTS OF TURKEY

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