I found this stuck in a venetian blind at work, it was obviously put there purposefully... I thought it was awesome.
A good friend sent this to me with good reasons......
Weconvince 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 tehy are. After that we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainlu be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselges that 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, 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. 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 you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someoen special, special enough to spend your time, and remember that time waits for no one. So stop waiting until you finish school, go back to school, lose ten pounds, gain ten pounds, have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, retire, get married, get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summber, until fall, until winter, until the first or the fifteenth, 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.
Thought for the day: Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching.Ed. Note: I have no idea who wrote this, who it was meant for or why it was stuck in the blinds, but I took it, and my friend copied it and I carry it around soemtimes because it makes too much sense.