(Sharing something i read in past)

Happiness is a journey

We convince ourselves that life will be better" after we get married, have a baby, then another.
Than 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 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, 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 people around you.
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
hhubby123 hhubby123
41-45, M
3 Responses Aug 23, 2014

I always thought a person should face life with a smile and grateful attitude because it make the journey easier. You took it one step further, start being happy now don't wait for tomorrow. I like this a lot. I love how you see it. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you my friend.
It is wonderful to know that it is inspiring and making my friends happy.
It is indeed great to know that how much control we actually have over life when, in contrary, we think that we don't.
I see Happiness and a choice and choose to be happy in situations. (It works)


Thanks for the much needed pick me up!

I am glad that this is inspiring for you.
May you have a blessed life.

Wow! That is beautiful and so true!

Thank you.