HAPPINESS IS NOW
HAPPINESS IS NOW 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 partner gets his or her act together when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice holiday, 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. 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. And, stop waiting 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 winter, until your song comes on, until you’ve had a drink…. there is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. Work like you don’t need money, Love like you’ve never been hurt, And dance like no one’s watching. Until the world figures this all out, I’m going to continue holding doors for strangers, letting people cut in front of me in traffic, smiling, saying good morning, being patient with the restaurant waiter and the store clerk, and being kind to strangers, as often as I am provided the opportunity. I just will not stand idly by and let children live in a world where unconditional love is invisible. So join me in showing love to someone who may not necessarily deserve it. Find your own way to swing the pendulum in the direction of love because today, sadly, hate is winning in corners of our world. Positivity has to start somewhere and love overpowers hate. It might as well start with me..