Dance Like Nobody Is 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. Alfred D Souza
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 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 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.
for the day :
Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.