Be Happy Now

This was sent to me via email from my mom on August 27, 2001.

Waiting for the Right Time

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 we able to go on a nice
vacation, or 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.
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 your car or home is paid off
  --until you get a new car or home
  --until your kids leave the house
  --until you go back to school
  --until you finish school
  --until you lose 10 lbs.
  --until you gain 10 lbs.
  --until you get married
  --until you get a divorce
  --until you have kids
  --until you retire
  --until summer
  --until spring
  --until winter
  --until fall
  --until you die

There is no better time than right now to be happy.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
So-work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.

Last Updated: 082801