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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 favourite 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, 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… 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/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.

By Crystal Boyd

So… “Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.” ~ Randall G Leighton – Life Lessons

{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Lalitha January 14, 2014, 5:38 am

    Really awesome.. I read it when I was in a sad situation.. really really helped a lot..

  • Beverly Sabindo September 23, 2013, 2:10 am

    Yeah right!!! Live a life that is full of joy and make every single day of your life meaningful contented… Don’t waste your time to SMILE everyday. Be HAPPY. Live life to the fullest! 🙂

  • Sandy June 9, 2013, 4:18 am

    Wow…it’s great inspirational truth which we all need to remember at every moment. Way to know meaning of life. Thank you n always welcome.

  • Elvis February 13, 2013, 10:05 am

    The world moves that way, because God made it so. Such is life.

  • Nisha January 28, 2013, 8:15 am

    One of the best stories on this site. I loved it. Really loved it and seems I got it at the right time in my life. Needed such a lesson for the phase of life I am going through. Brilliant! 🙂

  • Saberi December 11, 2012, 7:30 am

    Very nice.

  • Anoj Agarwala December 6, 2012, 3:30 am

    Very true but still we fail to understand. A teaching……..

  • Nitin December 5, 2012, 2:57 pm

    It’s beautiful. The writer has gone through many difficult moments in his or her life.

  • Kamal Deep (Yamuna NAgar) December 5, 2012, 8:33 am

    Very Good Inspiration to Sad Life.

  • Jasvinder December 5, 2012, 6:42 am

    It is true that we are not sure that what we want from life. We all are on hamster wheel, keep running endlessly all the time.

  • Esther December 5, 2012, 4:43 am

    Wow! That’s an ugly truth….nice!!!

  • Nelson December 5, 2012, 2:14 am

    Very nice story… I love reading this. It helps me to realize something. Thank you for posting this. God bless.

  • Anuradha Jyasekara. Monaragala December 5, 2012, 12:20 am

    Yes, if we wait until somethig is accomplished, we will never be happy since then, we will have annother to be accomplished.

  • Genevieve December 4, 2012, 9:16 am

    Love it!!! Live life to the fullest!!

  • KANPE December 4, 2012, 8:49 am

    I love this, I got this at the right time.. at which I think, I wouldn’t be happy until when I have another baby.

    Now I know I can be happy now and forever, if I choose to.

    God bless the poster and writer.

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