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Dance Like No One's Watching

Sunday, April 15, 2012

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're 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'll certainly be happy when they're 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, 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 with...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're 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're 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
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    I loved this! It is so true! Thank you!
    1649 days ago
    1651 days ago
    Very good advice. Or, as someone wise once said, "Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think". And I believe it was John Lennon who gave us this advice: "Life is what happens when you're busy making plans". Tomorrow is right here, right now. Just live your life. Don't let it pass you by while you're waiting for it.
    1651 days ago
  • TINY67
    Good advise
    1651 days ago
    Very good point!
    1652 days ago
  • BUSYMOM911
    Well said! As we get older, we realize it more! We waste so much time trying to create happiness instead of just enjoying the moments of our lives.

    Our former pastor had a 'slogan' that sums it up. DOING LIFE TOGETHER. Enjoy!
    1652 days ago
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