Stop Waiting (4/14/10)

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, when
we 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. 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 to be happy than right now.